Time for Abbott's 'banana republic' moment

Australia's growing fear of the future makes it a strange time for the government to see a polling honeymoon. Is Tony Abbott capable of levelling with Australians about what's next?

Perhaps the Abbott government is now having the post-election honeymoon most commentators argued it didn’t have in the first three months after it was elected last September.

In the immediate aftermath of the election - some called it a landslide for the coalition - Tony Abbott’s approval rating was very ordinary and last November, both Newspoll and the Nielsen Poll had the government trailing the opposition.

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