The Distillery: Canadian Hockey

Jotters argue Joe Hockey's decision to green light Saputo is too quick, while a speech by Abbott’s lead economic advisor rankles.

Treasurer Joe Hockey’s approval for Saputo to acquire Warrnambool Cheese and Butter caught commentators off-guard, with scribes arguing it was either too quick or hypocritical. Given the slow and steady approach the Abbott government has taken in its first few months in charge, it does seem strange that the green light was given in such a rush.

Elsewhere, a speech from Tony Abbott’s lead economic advisor has stirred one jotter to suggest he is “trapped in a time warp”, while another pushes for the prime minister to make some tough choices on reform.

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