It was about a change, weather for the best or not is still to be seen.
Coalition and Labour governments both fall into the same slot, they become complacent and lazy.
Previous Coalition governments in Victoria who have been in for some years have shot themselves in the foot, just as Brumby did this time.
Once there for some years they think they are entitled to rule. As an example look at the federal opposition, they can not except that they are in opposition, because they have come to believe they are entitled to rule, after a long stint in power. They are just starting to realise they must develop policies not just attack the government all the time.....we haven't seen any yet, we're assured they're coming.
The people of Australia are getting very savvy, they are not the predictable voters they once were.
So all parties beware, we will not live like mushrooms any more, feeding us bullshit and keeping us in the dark doesn't work like it used to.
Parties that do not have strong policies, will in future suffer the consequences, long stints in power will be hard won.