PM Abbott holding back the solar tide

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Cartoon Andrew Dyson: The Age: 7 August 2015

The prime minister seems to be governing for the extreme elements of his own party, join the dots between Abbott’s:

  • Strange campaign against an extremely popular renewable energy industry,
  • Slowly cooling war with the ABC, and
  • Stalling of the recognition of Aboriginals in the Australian constitution

All these issues are ones in which Abbott finds himself almost determinedly outside the mainstream. The polling is clear. Even Coalition voters love renewable energy and trust the ABC. And if your approach to Indigenous affairs offends the very Indigenous voice who effectively wrote your pre-election policies, there is scarcely anyone left in Indigenous Australia on whose behalf you are governing.

The Age: Waleed Aly: 6 August 2015
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/tony-abbott-has-been-further-isolated-by-his-indigenous-backdown-20150805-gisksu.html

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