Coalition needs to junk its feigned 'budget black holes' and business-stacked commissions of audit

By Richard Mulgan
Updated April 23 2018 - 11:26am, first published February 25 2015 - 11:49pm

The defeat of Queensland's LNP government and the near-fatal wounding of Coalition Prime Minister Tony Abbott have together dealt a major blow to business confidence in Australia. Both events were quite unforeseen as the country's movers and shakers took their usual long summer break, enjoying the cricket and tennis and spending time with families and friends. In the space of just over a week, political expectations were shattered and assumptions about government intentions thrown into confusion.

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