Abbott's on the cusp of a true character test

Tony Abbott has reassured dry Liberals worried about rising damp, but his ‘good cop’ routine against Joe Hockey’s hard line sends a confusing message to voters - and the budget will test Abbott’s approach.

The Conversation

Tony Abbott told Tuesday’s Coalition parties meeting that in the 1980s “we thought to ourselves, do we really think this economic rationalism stuff is going to work? But, mirabile dictu, it did”.

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