Is a good budget enough to win Tony your vote again? 31



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Leading political and economical experts have been highly intrigued after Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that his 2015 budget to be announced later this month would be “measured, responsible and fair”. After independent firm Deloitte also conducted their budget report titled, Deloitte Access Economics Budget Monitor, it has become apparent that this budget may be designed to change public opinion and effectively become an election tool.

This morning experienced political journalist Paul Bongiorno suggested that he believes a snap election could be called on the back of the people pleasing, family friendly election. So the question remains, would a good budget be enough for you to vote for him?

Mr Abbott publicly said his first perceived campaign message at the Australian Maritime Security Operations Centre in Canberra yesterday and it was, “The only way to ensure that the boats stay stopped is to stick with a Coalition government”.

The thing with this budget is that older Australians will account for almost one in four voters so while it is all well and good to focus on making life easier for families and giving small business concessions, he has a very big challenge to face – turning around the perspectives of pensioners who were hit hard last year.

Dwindling public support for the PM and the Coalition has been persistent almost since he was first in office two years ago. The Australian reports that the pollster found the public does not believe that Mr Abbott has any discernible strategy to manage the economic challenges. So can one good budget really change this around?

The Daily Telegraph political editor Laurie Oaks believes that Mr Abbott has a snap election in sight and actually considers himself in positive favour despite the last opinion poll showing 52 per cent – 48 per cent in support of the Labor party.

The good news is that there looks to be a positive budget on the horizon that is void of nasty surprises like last year. The bad news is that it looks as though we’re going to face an unstable political environment for quite some time yet.


Tell us, would a good budget that is kind to pensioners, medicare and super accounts be enough for you to vote for him again? Share your thoughts in the comments below… 

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  1. Commenting of what this government says it’s going to do is like commenting on a Geoffrey Robertson hypothetical.
    As for being re-elected?
    Given that Hockey has probably handed the budget formation over to the Treasury, it really depends of the level of apathy still available to them.
    No thanks.

  2. As far as I’m concerned this fool has done his dash good budget or not.
    It’s been two years of bad polls and this fool is still in charge and there is no one else in the liberals to take over his job. At least labor had some one else to do the job it’s clear the liberals DON’T.

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    • Oh Terry – who in labor could do a better job? They were the ones who stuffed us up in the first place. Who could take over there? Shorten? who???

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      • Rosita do you really believe the Abbott Govt is doing a good job? Do you really believè they are managing our finances? Who doubled the deficit when they came to power? Pleeeease give me a break. The LNP have run out of assets to sell which is the only way they get back to surplus. Now they just don’t know what to do. Sad really. Even the Economists are railing against the Liberals who have no idea how to manage the economy. No way should they be voted back in to ruin our country.

  3. What would be the point? As soon as he won the election, he would turn it all around again. I would trust Abbott about as much as I would trust a rattlesnake

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  4. ggI have never trusted the Abbott Govt and never will. They have shown us what they would like to do if they had a workable majority, when they brought down their first Budget. Heaven help us if the won a really sizeable majority. Stuff the poor &needy and elevate the rich & business would probably be their mantra/

  5. Why would anyone vote for a proven liar?
    Only way I would vote liberal again is if they kick this idiot out and get a decent leader. One you can at least half believe.

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    • I’m confused I can’t think of anybody else in the liberals who could take control. Please enlighten me who could more than that who could we trust?????????????????.

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      • Bill Shorten???????? I don’t think so.

      • That’s why you change your vote, this mob would be the worst the libs have ever put up.

  6. I would vote for Tony in any case. He has had a huge job to try and undo Labor’s mess with no help from the senate,Labor and the Greens. He has handled the Bali nine bravely doing all he could and the problems with terrorism he handle really well.

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    • Rosina I haven’t seen a thing that is going to benifit Australia in the long term in what you have said. One thing that I believe they done wrong as soon as they were elected was look after their backing groups, mainly big business that had a issue with the carbon tax. Maybe the carbon tax needed looking at, but at least it was a step in the right direction long term for our future generations. Why does the government have to go after retirees when there is so much that needs fighting up in the labour market, namely the wasted money that is going by the way with the employment firms. These business are claiming money for clients that they are not servicing as per their contracts to their clients, this I see first handed. Their is so much money that could be harnessed by looking at reframing the tax laws loop holes for large business, ie money leaving the country either untaxed or having minimiun tax paid. As for Tony Abbott I would liken him to Tim the toolman.

  7. oh great , so then the following year , look out he will do all he was going to do earlier this year . No thanks never . A leopard does not change it’s spots .

  8. It is time we had a DD and got rid of this embarassing man and his party.If was sincere in doing something about our fiscal state he would be making big business pay their share.He would not be going to parties and redecorating the lodge.

  9. Cant wait for the next election as I wont be making the same mistake again.

  10. No, it is not. The Liberal’s charter is to look after the top end of town, and no matter what spin they put on their efforts, it always has the same intended result. In this way, the moguls will look after Liberal MPs following retirement. They have to go. The stories we all hear about the shambles our economy is in only ever come from the Liberal Party and nowhere else. How can you believe anything from a politician’s mouth when you know they always play fast and loose with the truth?

  11. g Cant trust Abbot . So no way will I wont vote for aliberal government.Every time I watched him on tv I always felt his eyes were very shifty and I just could not feel that he could be trustd I was a first time voter , and I think I made the correct choice. Even with some of the mistake they made

  12. If Tony Abbott gets re-elected then the only comment I can make is God help the ordinary hard working man who is now expected to work till he goes to his grave while politicians beef up their wages,pensions,overseas trips and five star hotels and continue to tell pensioners and the disabled you have to tighten your belt.why would you want to elect a party who has lied time and time again ?

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