Whilst we're in the mood for observations, let's have some more.
1. "We will turn back the boats" sounded good in opposition, but seems to have foundered because Indonesia dug its heels in.
Tony Abbott lecturing Indonesia on legal obligations for boats in distress is a bit rich.
2. Christopher Pyne appeared on TV a few days ago, claiming that refugee boat arrivals have dropped by 75%. Eh?; 75% of what figure over what period? Nobody knows because the information is embargoed. ( I will say that if Pyne told me the sun would rise tomorrow morning, I'd want a second opinion.) And why Pyne? This is Scott Morrison's area. Have the Coalition leaders already decided that Morrison isn't up to the job?
3. Joe Hockey wants to lift the debt ceiling by 67%; from 300 billion to 500 billion. If debt was bad under Labor, then it's equally bad under the Coalition. As I predicted, and others agreed, some pages back, it's "because of the mess they've inherited from the previous Government." This is said by all incoming governments whenever there's change of Party in power; nobody believes it, and I wonder why they bother. It's as predictable as the full moon.
4. Abbott et al want a more dignified House of Representatives. I agree entirely with this sentiment. It would make a nice change from still extant TV footage of a red-faced Pyne, standing beside Abbott on the Opposition front bench, and literally screaming abuse at the Prime Minister. Will the leopards change their spots? We don't have to worry about Bronwyn Bishop being tough in the role of Speaker, and I'm happy with that provided she's even handed.
It's early days yet; I'll continue to observe and enjoy.