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Budget 2017: Shorten’s reply speech shows dangerous new political reality

The Australian  |  17 May 2017  |  Economics

Australian politics is now a race to the bottom of the economic canyon.

Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech tonight crystallised the dangerous new political reality in Australia.


The political battle is now between a Coalition government who have made clear that they will increase spending money that the nation doesn’t have and a Labor Party who will spend even more money that the nation doesn’t have.

As political theatre, Bill Shorten’s speech was well delivered and well crafted.

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