Knighthoods a distraction from the big questions

By Richard Denniss
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:49pm, first published March 28 2014 - 5:18pm

Like his decision to spend $5 billion a year on a new paid parental leave scheme, Tony Abbott didn’t seek cabinet approval to restore knights and dames to Australian society. While Joe Hockey might want to end "the age of entitlement", the Prime Minister certainly seems to feel pretty entitled to do as he pleases.

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