Australia will fix its politics in 2016

The new team of Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison will postpone budget reform until they secure an electoral mandate.

Australia will fix its politics in 2016

This could be the year that Australian politics return to stability, with longer-serving prime ministers and effective treasurers if the incumbents, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison, can produce an electoral mandate supporting sustainable budget and tax reform.

Australia’s political landscape began to sour in 2007, when a tradition of powerful prime ministers with long tenures gave way to the Keystone Cops administrations of Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott.

Despite the...

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