Apr 16, 2015

Abbott’s gifts to the IPA: part 3

Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian and former Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook have sifted through all 100 policies promoted by the Institute of Public Affairs and found the Abbott government has promised quite a few of them.

How many of the policies of the right-wing Institute of Public Affairs has the Abbott government promised or delivered? Crikey first looked at the IPA’s 100-point wishlist and compared it to Tony Abbott’s pre-election promises. Now, with the government halfway through its first term, we are revisiting that list.

We looked at the first 25 policies, including means-testing Medicare and the repeal of 18C, on Tuesday. Yesterday we tackled the next 25, including repealing the mining tax and privatising Australia Post. Today let’s look at the next 25, from privatising SBS to canning the NBN.

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4 thoughts on “Abbott’s gifts to the IPA: part 3

  1. David Hand

    Clearly the IPA is getting the bum deal from its political patronage.

    The Union movement is doing much better.

  2. klewso

    “Pinocchio” Abbott?

  3. klewso

    IPA = “I’m Pinocchio Abbott”?

  4. Norman Hanscombe

    Where’s the flood of usual suspect type Crikey acolytes? The wheels might fall off this particular Crikey wheelbarrow without more fervent Tue Believers turning up.

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