Abbott’s problems go far beyond misogyny

Discussion of whether or not Tony Abbott is a misogynist has dominated the agenda but the real heat should be on his lack of attention to policy detail, highlighted by his botched attempt this week to link a pensioner's electricity bill rise to the carbon tax.

There’s been a lot of debate in the media about whether or not Tony Abbott is a misogynist, even extending to an American style intervention by his wife and daughter. You know we’re in trouble in this country when family members, rather than policy, become front and centre in our political debate.

But where’s the debate about Abbott’s lack of policy detail?


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