In the final sitting weeks of the winter session, Tony Abbott held an unusual meeting of his full ministry during which he was asked by a junior minister how the government was intending to deal with the widespread view that it had broken election promises. The prime minister’s response was forceful and absolute. The government had not broken a single promise, he insisted. There was nothing to deal with, no case to answer.Keep reading at the Guardian.
The meeting was obviously before this week’s broken promise about changes to racial discrimination laws, but well and truly after the government had, in the view of most people outside the cabinet room and at least some in it, broken a raft of other election promises on tax, health, education and pensions.
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Our Prime Minister lives bubble of denial
At the Guardian, Lenore Taylor writes: