A jobs jolt could clinch Abbott's campaign

Tony Abbott’s three-step move to cut red tape and boost employment may become the deciding manoeuvre of the election campaign. It’s a position Labor could easily share, but won’t.

In the weeks leading up to yesterday’s September 7 election call, the Coalition and the Labor policies have moved closer on issues like carbon, refugees, education and public service cuts.

Where they are totally different is in employment – and with unemployment forecast to rise to 6.25 per cent within the year, this should be the main issue of the election.

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