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Remember the glee of business after the Coalition's unexpected election win last May? Business leaders claimed that Morrison's re-election would open the investment floodgates.

“A dose of confidence from a forward-looking and pro-business government will be a big factor in driving economic growth and prosperity," business luminary Richard Goyder claimed.

The NSW Business Chamber said the win would restore confidence and business "will now move forward with investing in their business capabilities". The Australian cheered a post-election sharemarket surge. Columnists agreed -- business could now invest with confidence and certainty.