Abbott’s failed experiment is not the end

The trick of outsourcing election pledges to the Commission of Audit did not work. Yet its chaotic aftermath opens up political opportunity for the side of politics brave enough to grasp it.

Abbott’s 2013 political experiment has failed. In essence, it involved presenting a set of unbalanced books to the Australian public, with a promise to balance them again after a Commission of Audit had told his government what to do.

Well, the Commission gave its report, the government adopted some of its suggestions in the 2014-15 budget, and all hell broke loose.

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