Abbott needs to get his house in order

Tony Abbott was a very effective opposition leader but, if he wants to rank alongside the likes of Hawke and Howard, he needs to clean house.

The Australian economy faces a tough two years as it deals with the repercussions of the commodity price collapse and other head winds. Not since the war years have we had such a need for strong leadership in Canberra. Sadly, the Coalition government under Tony Abbott has run into deep internal woes in its first year.

As I mixed with government supporters over the pre-Christmas period, it was clear that government politicians in Canberra are a very unhappy lot. 

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