Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is satisfied with the job his government has done in the 100 days since the September 7 election.
Abbott told a press conference in Sydney this afternoon that the carbon tax repeal legislation was through the House of Representatives. Legislation to repeal the mining tax is in progress, as is legislation to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission. He said the boats are slowing, if not yet totally stopped. Foreign policy has a Jakarta, not a Geneva, focus.
Acknowledging the government’s difficulties in the Senate, Abbott looked ahead to the new Senate that takes office on July 1 next year. Whilst that is six months away, it will eventually look like a “blink”.
“I am confident that we are doing precisely what we said we would do,” Abbott said. “We are a government that will keep its commitments in full.” [Read more...]