No matter which way you look at it the political class in Australia has let Australia down.
Five Prime Ministers in five years is nothing less than a disgrace.
Both the ALP and the Liberal party are to blame so it is bipartisan.
If I might add one thing no-one has mentioned.
it was the Hawke government that got rid of permanent public servants and since this disastrous move we have had numerous public servants sacked.
We had one infamous episode where Howard sacked the wrong public servant whom he thought was involved in the Whiteboard scandal.
Since then fearless and frank advice has been at a premium.
It is not the most important reason merely just one of the reasons.