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BLOCKED: The government’s legislative agenda is spinning its wheels.

Team Abbott lacks coherent strategy

Political commentators in the US have a number of terms to describe presidential administrations facing the type of predicament currently confronting the Abbott government.

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Fremantle
Abbott has failed dismally in driving a much-needed debate on a 25-year strategy to drive Australia towards 2050. Think tax reform, smaller-scale government, innovation & more diverse industry base, national curriculum, lower cost health care, welfare reform, wiser-intelligent political system, crime crackdown, greening Australia, fewer levels of government, etc.... China has shown repeated renewal of its 25-year plan has delivered staggering progress. Australia zig zags its way through the 21st century. Shame on you Abbott.

Perth
We know this is not China so what works in China may not work in Australia. However it goes, The Government need a better sales team. There are three elements to effective government: the product, the sales and the implementation. They have a product, which may indeed be a coherent strategy, but can't get past the sales to the implementation. How sad for Australia. If people think confidence is low now, wait until we see what 6 months of higher unemployment does. This will come around when all of these mines construction personnel have spent their redundancy and register as unemployed. Perhaps at that time people will understand what it means when a government is borrowing B$1 per month to just pay the interest and still can't get the repair policies past the opposition and their friends on the cross benches. The lack of effective communications is starting to hurt.

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