Abbott rates the Coalition's first 100 days in government

Abbott rates the Coalition's first 100 days in government

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Coalition’s first 100 days in Parliament have been successful, but he says the government still needs to try harder in the future.

Mr Abbott says the key achievements made so far include reinstating the Australian Building and Construction Commission, establishing the Commission of Audit, establishing a free trade agreement with South Korea and approving $180 billion worth of projects.

Mr Abbott also says the passage of repeal legislation for the carbon and mining taxes in the lower house was something to be proud of, even though they have not passed the Senate.

But he has acknowledged the government has not stopped the boats, a policy which was a key election promise.

The public may however disagree.

The latest Newspoll has seen Labor pull ahead of the coalition 52 per cent to 48   after preferences.

Those results follow two backflips on the Gonski school funding, the blocking of the sale of GrainCorp to US owned Archer Daniels Midland, as well as an unfavourable response to the spying scandal, which has contributed to a diplomatic fall out with Indonesia.

About author

Amy Whittaker
Amy Whittaker 1402 posts

Amy joined the NRN team in August 2011, before graduating from a B of Arts (Communication-Journalism)/B of Sports Studies from Charles Sturt University in December 2011.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

National 0 Comments

WWII hero honoured in Canberra

Governor General Quentin Bryce will preside over a ceremony recognising the late Raoul Wallenberg as an honorary Australian citizen today.

National 0 Comments

Rudd to ramp up Gonski campaign today

The Federal Government is ramping up efforts to secure a deal on the Gonksi school funding reforms, as the Sunday deadline looms.


Royal Commission finds “failure” by Labor in home insulation scheme

The Royal Commission in to the former Labor government’s home insulation scheme has found seven significant failings.


Morning News Wrap – December 17

Check out our morning news wrap for the latest news.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!