New Idea journalism lets Abbott off the hook

The endless focus on personality instead of policy by the media through endless leadership speculation lets the general public down. Who cares who leads Labor - what matters is what Abbott plans to do in Government.

For the past several weeks the media has been obsessed with personality instead of policy. Based on the balance of probabilities Tony Abbott will be prime minister come September. Yet we have little real understanding of what he’ll do once he’s in the lodge.

This is what ultimately matters for the public, not who leads Labor to an election defeat.

I have written extensively about the unanswered questions on the Liberal Party’s climate change policy, but it is not the only gaping hole.

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