Australia’s Tony Abbott signals compromise on tough budget
SYDNEY (Reuters) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott signalled on Monday he is open to canada canada goose sale womens goose coats compromises with opposition lawmakers on his unpopular budget, a major concession to uk canada goose help push the austere savings plan through a hostile Senate.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott delivers his keynote speech canadian goose jacket during the B20 Summit in Sydney, Canada Goose online July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lisa Maree Williams/Pool
Three months since handing down its first budget, Abbott conservative government buy canada goose jacket cheap has failed to win enough support in parliament cheap Canada Goose upper house for measures such as increased medical fees and cuts to family welfare payments.
The Liberal National coalition government argues that the tough canada goose black friday sale budget, which prompted public protests in May, will overcome unsustainable deficits totalling A$60 billion (33 billion pounds) over the next four years.
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Abbott for the first time opened up the possibility of to the plan, although he provided no detail and stressed he would stick to the budget
have to deal with the parliament that you got and that what the government is doing, Abbott said. prepared to talk to the crossbench senators.
Abbott Trade Minister Andrew Robb warned that a senate block of major reforms would worry foreign investors.
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Mining magnate Clive Palmer, canada goose coats on sale whose neophyte Palmer United Party (PUP) holds the balance of power in the upper house, has vowed to Canada Goose Online block the budget in its current form.
Palmer has already held the new Senate hostage this year, delaying the government repeal of Australia controversial carbon tax for weeks as canada goose uk outlet he haggled for concessions.
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Palmer opened up a new front on https://www.thecanadagooseoutlet.com government policy, calling on Abbott to close Australia controversial immigration detention centres instead of introducing a new fee to see a doctor under the Medicare universal healthcare system.
Health Minister Peter Dutton has indicated possible exemptions to the introduction of the A$7 ($6.50) fee for every visit to a general practitioner, saying talks canada goose clearance sale with crossbenchers have been
Other controversial measures include an increase in fuel excise and cuts to university funding.
TOUGH SELL Australia has fared better than most developed nations in buy canada goose jacket the past decade, having avoided the implosions of the finance and housing sectors suffered by the Canada Goose sale United States canada goose store and Europe, while Chinese demand for resources fuelled a boom in exports.
But the government, which swept to power last September on a pro business platform of budget reform and the abolition of a tax on carbon emissions, argues that the benefits of canada goose uk black friday 22 years of unbroken economic growth have been squandered on a bloated bureaucracy rather than investing in badly needed infrastructure.
Poll results show the government popularity sliding since the May budget announcement, while a number of gaffes by ministers have undermined its attempts to sell the controversial package.
Treasurer Joe Hockey apologised on Friday for saying that the planned fuel excise increase would canada goose uk shop not affect poor people much because they do not drive cars or drive very far, prompting widepread ridicule and condemnation.
Abbott had previously raised the prospect of a canada goose dissolution of parliament Canada Goose Outlet and fresh elections if the budget was blocked, but has not threatened that measure since his slide in the polls.