Big-picture snapshot of Australian domestic politics?

  • Current PM = Tony Abbott (came to power in 2013) - heads Liberal/National coalition government.
  • Abbott's aim is to dismantle key policies of his predecessors (Labor Party government) incl. unpopular carbon tax & other environmental laws.
  • 2015 will be messy politically because govt. is in weak position in Senate and unpopular (trailed Labor Party in polls in 2014) & like the US, Australian politics has become obstructively partisan.

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