Voters and business groups have clearly forgiven the federal coalition government for the political upheaval and demise of yet another prime minister 12 months ago.
Opinion polls that got it so wrong during the May election campaign show the coalition now holding a commanding lead and Prime Minister Scott Morrison well ahead of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese.
"After years of leadership instability, the Canberra hothouse has given way to a more widespread atmosphere of relative calm," Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson told AAP on the eve of Mr Morrison's one-year anniversary in charge .
"With greater political certainty comes the opportunity for pragmatic reform, which is what we need to improve productivity and build resilience against global economic uncertainties."
But trade unions say there has been no change of approach under the Morrison government from those led by Tony Abbott or Malcolm Turnbull over the past six years - keeping wages low, while claiming trickle-down economics will lift living standards.
"They have failed to address the wage growth crisis, wage theft, insecure work and fair pay, which are the central issues facing working people today," ACTU secretary Sally McManus told AAP.
Whether the nation more generally will be so tolerant if the government now mishandles the economic challenges that have grown over the past year, and ignores pleadings from the likes of the Reserve Bank to do more, remains to be seen.
Australia currently enjoys a record run of 28 years of unbroken economic expansion.
But Australian economic growth has slowed to its slowest pace since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, the world economy is under a cloud as the US-China trade war takes its toll and financial market pointers are suggesting a recession could be around the corner.
Wage growth remains sluggish in Australia and as such the retail sector is viewed as being in recession due to slack consumer demand.
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe, who has twice cut the official cash rate in recent months out of concerns about the outlook, has repeatedly urged the government to do more regarding fiscal policy rather than just rely on the central bank to do all the heavy lifting.
But Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott believes the Morrison government has put accelerating economic growth at the heart of its agenda.
"Their decision to strengthen the foundation of the economy by returning the budget to surplus this year is also exactly the right thing to do," she told AAP.
Mr Pearson agrees that the return to the black for the first time in a decade and the plan to pay down debt are "welcome signposts of fiscal responsibility".
Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox also says the major successes for the government to date has been securing the passage of its personal income tax cuts and small business tax measures.
This had been done, he told AAP, "while seeing off the ill-conceived collection of tax increases proposed by its opponents".
Ms Westacott says business must now lift investment to improve productivity and grow the economy faster.
"We will also work with the government to remove the stumbling blocks to greater job-creating investment, such as unnecessary regulation and red tape." she said.
"The government's focus on listening to, and acting on, the concerns of all Australians, especially those living in the regions and outer suburbs, will make the entire nation stronger."
Australian Associated Press