Election Pillars

Early in his first term Prime Minister Abbott asserted his position and took the view that he could inspire the public with his election strategy to grow the economy and support manufacturing. His agenda was a four-pillared plan to stop the boats, repeal the carbon and mining taxes, fix the budget and reduce red tape. As the pillars started to crack, little shoots of public discontent started to grow.

We'll Stop the Boats

Ron Tandberg, The Age,

Axe the Tax

Pat Campbell, The Canberra Times,

We'll Fix the Budget

Ron Tandberg, The Age,

The Tony Collection

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

Protected Species

Dean Alston, The West Australian,

Canned!

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

The Broken Spirit

Jonathan Bentley, The Courier-Mail,

The Lifeguard

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Endangered Species

John Spooner, The Age,

Stop the Cars

Judy Horacek, The Age,