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.

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