100 days of “Good Tony” – Has it changed you? 441



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It’s been 100 days since Tony Abbott stepped up and said “Good Government starts today” on February 15, and ‘Good Government’ is what we’ve got. In fact, it has been so good it is making us wonder why it couldn’t have been this good last year. Why did we have to break the country’s budget last year so we could fix it this year? Why did we have to take leadership to the brink so we could turn back and make people happy? Surely there was a better way to govern. But 100 days in, things are looking rosy. How long do you think it can last? Could this be the wind they needed in their sails to get our country growing?

Since February, the Government, led by Abbott and Hockey have had an enormous turnaround. The whole mood has changed in our country thanks to the decisive framework the Government has put in place to satisfy all majority groups without penalty to the economy. This is a Government that now appears to be ‘for the people’, instead of ‘for the parents’. It is showing signs of making sensible economic decisions that were originally expected of it. The rewards are palpable.

Consumer confidence has skyrocketed this week, just a week after the budget, rising 3.6 percent to 114.6 points; spiking hard above the ten year average of 111.4. And in the last fortnight, confidence has been seen growing 5.4 percent.

Abbott’s preferred Prime Minister status jumped into the lead at 44-39 against Shorten and the Abbott Government has drawn level with Labor in a Fairfax Media poll that shows him in the best position in over a year.

And the Fairfax-Ipsos poll which tested 1403 voters has found support for the Abbott Government and Labor is at 50 per cent each, a marked increase for the government since April’s 46-54 result according to SBS News.

The country, dare we say it looks a little happy and it hasn’t. In fact, it could be said that it looks the happiest it has been in a while. Why did it take 18 months to declare that the Government should be good to the people?

So, let’s take a look inside our Starts at 60 Community and see what you, the over 60s think about the 100 days of Good Government.

Take our poll below and let’s get a handle on how hard you think the Abbott Government is working for our country and whether your opinion has changed in the last 100 days.

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Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. Can’t trust him, !!!

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  2. Shutup fools Tony is doing a great job – keep up the good work

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  3. Nothing changed all lies

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    • Have you seen labours litany of lies !and haphazard dangerous actions which cost lives
      Not to mention the cost to every citizen in monetary terms
      Wake up !!!!

    • Yes Mary Calman all sides of parliament are the same tell lies to get elected then change their minds once they are in

  4. Trying to save himself rather than do the best for Australia.
    Tax reform is needed.Bracket creep stopped.Looking after his liberal friends with the small business package at the expense of retirees.

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    • Yeah i think he should shut small business down they are a burden to society. What do they do to help the country ….dip shit.. ….. i sure as hell reget having a small business …we need less small businesses and more laborers…………oh my goodness wake up you dumb shits

    • I am saying this softly lol but I have a friend who has already rorted that scheme, she bought herself a nice little convertible. She sold her business a month before this came out but still has her ABN number

    • We would not be here if it wasn’t for Tony keeping our borders closed to more terrorists, no security no Australia! WAKE UP

    • Small business help is needed. But he needs to stop the rort for big business. His attack on the bottom end of the wages will always yield less than the potential of the wealthiest. Too much mateship. Lead by example and clamp down on ex-politician perks like instant access to their super when they can work till 70 like the rest of us, no more free plane tickets, etc.

    • There has been more terrorism in Australia since Abbott became PM.
      Lindt cafe in Sydney.Isis groups in Australia.
      He might have stopped the boats but not local terrorism

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      • didn’t Rudd open the gates 4 the scum

    • People who run small businesses eventually become retirees. They also employ other people who eventually become retirees. They have a vested interest in making a success of their businesses to provide for their retirement. Helping small businesses helps Australia in many ways. Most of them do not have enough money to engage fancy accountants to minimise their taxes like the big companies do, so they contribute a large amount of the total tax income of the country. They also contribute very substantially to the GST. Many have self-managed superannuation funds which will reduce their potential burden on the aged pension system. Most of them will not even qualify for the aged pension because of the Assets test. Many contribute substantially to the insurance industry because they can’t rely on WorkCover, Sickness Benefits, etc if they are injured or unable to work through illness. And many small business owners are already working until they are 70 or older. i could go on and on but without small businesses this country is doomed.

  5. Who are you kidding, so easy to make a big thing of its going to be bad, mkes looking a great guy later easy to do when you come out with something allowing you to say well it wasnt so bad after all, arent we clever.

  6. Terence would rTher take a chance with Islam embracing Shorten or the ‘open the borders’ Greens. God help us.

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