BUDGET 2013: The golden key that Abbott will need

With one tax structure tweak, Anthony Albanese has opened the way for the next government to reduce Australia’s infrastructure backlog and unlock superannuation investment on big projects.

When I asked Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese a few weeks ago what infrastructure spending might look like, hypothetically, under a Coalition government, his reply was full of that Albo chutzpah – “Well it’s a redundant question. They’re not going to win, and even if they did there wouldn’t be any...”

What a brave chap. But he has a right to do a little chest beating – with this budget Albo has put one small measure in place to ensure that Labor is remembered for having turned around infrastructure spending in Australia.


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