Friday, January 15, 2016
In 2015 Prime Minister Tony Abbott was booted from the top job courtesy of his own party and replaced by Malcolm Turnbull. This was considered a victory by many and a result of the work of a number of social movements campaigning against a range of Abbott’s policies.
Under Abbott, the government ineptly pursued an agenda of privatisation and cuts to public services such as education and health. The measures were defeated again and again due to the pressure of grass roots actions around the country. Under Abbott, the Senate rejected university fee deregulation, twice, and the Medicare co-p…
Read the full article at: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/60849