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On the left, The Sunday Telegraph; three days later, on the right, The Daily Telegraph …
It’s a mug’s game, budget speculation: strategic leaks to test the wind, hurried re-writes when the reaction is volatile.
A levy, it now seems, isn’t going to fly. The base has spoken. Just look at the News Corp editorials today …
“Tony Abbott risks a profound voter backlash from middle Australia with his Budget debt tax. It will breach his no surprises, no excuses election commitment and threatens to be a millstone the Federal Government will carry to the next poll in 2016 or early 2017.”
“If this is an old-fashioned Canberra kite-flying exercise, Mr Abbott should shoot it down as quickly as it was launched. It’s not needed, Australia doesn’t want it and it will be a breach of faith voters will not forget.”