Crikey says: it’s not just the Left who hate Abbott’s agenda
Round two in Pyne’s war on working-class kids. Have we reached peak Greens? Slow GDP growth just the news Hockey didn’t want for Christmas. News Corp plaintiff goes bankrupt. Awkward family moments in Prime Minister and Cabinet. The men vying for Vic Libs leadership. BuzzFeed eats Clickhole. Pyne not Wong on Wang. Vultures circle on Ten. And the Coalition MP who has trouble with the laydeez.
Round two! Today Education Minister Christopher Pyne will try again to push his unpopular university deregulation legislation through the Senate — with some minor changes.
Yesterday Pyne blamed a Greens and Labor scare campaign for opposition to the Coalition’s plan to slash course funding and allow universities to set their own fees — which was voted down in the Senate last night — but in fact a good portion of voters from the government’s own side oppose the plan. They’re not big fans of the other budget measures that are yet to pass, either.
These numbers, from yesterday’s Essential polling done exclusively for Crikey, are a damning summary of the situation facing the Abbott government in the last sitting week of Parliament:
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