Will Abbott play double-dissolution roulette?

There are plenty of policies that could serve as triggers for a double dissolution, if the government thinks it is worth the risk to get its reform agenda through.

The list of policies requiring legislation that may be blocked in the Senate is growing by the day, raising the question of whether we’re headed for a 1974-style double-dissolution election (not to be confused with 1975, when there was another famous double dissolution). 

While there is some ambivalence, particularly from the Palmer United Party, on some issues, the ones that are in trouble so far include: 

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