A shocking revelation has come today as Saltcon has
They then proceeded to move onto the Regions portfolio, with alpine- pushing for Reform to hold the portfolio, to which Fresh3001 responded “[Kingethan15] is big on regions, let’s put that to the side for a sec, that being said
Fresh3001 said that “the problem with me not being associate finance is that I can’t officially help do the budget”, and alpine- pointed out as PM he’d almost certainly be involved officially. alpine- and Fresh3001 then agreed to give the Associate Finance portfolio to /u/Timewalker102 of Reform.
They then moved on to the Deputy Prime Minister position. alpine- immediately made it clear that she wanted it. Fresh3001 called it “the big hurdle”, and that it “[couldn’t] be confirmed without [Ninjjadragon]”. They both clarified that the coalition would be a Liberal-National-Reform coalition instead of National being in confidence and supply, but put the issue aside.
They moved on to the Foreign Affairs portfolio. alpine- stated that “I think WW has shown he has a passion and expertise in the area”, and Fresh3001 stated that “Yeah, I was willing to give that up.”
The pair moved on to the Justice portfolio, to which Fresh3001 said “Justice is one that I was going to give to [Mattsthetic], especially considering our prisoner rehab bill”. alpine- pointed out Reform policies in the area, saying she was “gunning for either Education or Justice” and that “if I’m DPM, I should get a big role too”. Fresh3001 said he “definitely wanted associate justice”.
Fresh3001 stated that “our priorities are/were Business, Infrastructure, Justice, Health and Regions”, and that “we’re unfortunately getting left with portfolios that are of little relevance to liberal policy”. They then confirmed that in exchange for the Liberals receiving the Justice portfolio, Reform would receive Internal Affairs, Social Development and Defence.
Fresh3001 then stated the updated list of portfolios, which we’ll be showing too, so our readers have a sense of what’s going on-
alpine- then requested the Regions portfolio again in exchange for the Liberals receiving the Culture portfolio, to which Fresh3001 said
alpine- then stated, “I think the issue is that National have Finance and Education and our biggest portfolios are FA and Social Dvpt, despite us having the same number of seats”. Fresh3001 asked if she’d give up the Deputy Prime Ministerial position for the Regions portfolio, which alpine- refused.
Kingethan15 then showed up saying “[you’re] not taking my regions”, to which alpine- responded “We’re a party for the regions, it would be an embarrassment if we didn’t get it”. Fresh3001 dubbed this “the fight over the WORST portfolio”. An argument proceeded, in which both alpine- and Kingethan15 flaunted their regional credentials, with alpine- calling Kingethan15 a “cunt” during the argument. Ultimately, they then moved onto the speakership.
alpine- refused to continue as Deputy Speaker, to which Fresh3001 said “at worst we can offload to [AnswerMeNow1]”. The trio entertained the idea of offering the job to the Greens co-leader for a while, with Kingethan15 saying “[AnswerMeNow1] being Speaker isn’t a bad idea, it means he can’t legislate”, with Fresh3001 calling AnswerMeNow1’s bills “shit”.
They then returned to
alpine- was slightly concerned about co-Deputy Prime Ministers, but Fresh3001 said “it’d also be an L for Ninjja to not be [deputy PM].” Both parties had largely agreed on the portfolios, but there was controversy over whether alpine- would be a sole Deputy Prime Minister or whether she’d serve with Ninjjadragon. Both options were offered for the Nationals to decide on, to which alpine- said “I’ll put it this way: Whichever option Ninjja chooses, he’s not going to be DPM – if you catch my drift.” alpine- realised she’d forgotten about the Environmental portfolio, which was granted to National. The parties then hashed out who would be in which position, and that’s where our leaks end.
This is not only interesting, but concerning. Chief of the issue is that no National MP showed up, especially considering that the current candidate for National leadership, ToastinRussian (who could have easily showed up was not present. Not to mention, Fresh3001’s constant disparaging of the regions is very concerning.