Biggest blow for budget yet to come

By Richard Denniss
Updated November 15 2018 - 8:47pm, first published August 12 2014 - 6:38am

Tony Abbott ’s problems with the Senate are only just beginning. The black eye the Palmer United Party gave him on his carbon and mining tax repeal is nothing compared to the body blow he will receive when the major policy initiatives announced in the budget, initiatives that weren’t mentioned during the election campaign, hit the Senate. The big question is whether it will be the Palmer Party, the National Party, or both, that block the bulk of Treasurer Joe Hockey ’s budget measures. Either way, politics is about to get interesting.

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