AUSTRALIA'S BELEAGUERED ABBOTT ENDURES ONE FINAL NIGHTMARE BEFOREA CHRISTMAS

THE PROBLEM IS, NEITHER HE NOR THE PRIME MINISTER HAS MANAGED TO EXPLAIN THAT SATISFACTORILY TO VOTERS.

IF THE PRIME MINISTER'S WOES ARE LARGELY OF HIS OWN MAKING, THEN HIS TREASURER, JOE HOCKEY, MUST SHOULDER SOME BLAME.

The Prime Minister who repeatedly lambasted his predecessor, Julia Gillard, as a liar for breaking an election promise initially insisted that he hadn t really broken a promise.
If the Prime Minister's woes are largely of his own making, then his Treasurer, Joe Hockey, must shoulder some blame.
The problem is, neither he nor the prime minister has managed to explain that satisfactorily to voters.

World View: If 2014 has been mostly dire for his conservative government, the past two weeks have been nothing short of appalling Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for...

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