Instead, the coalition that promised “no surprises and no excuses” seems to offer a surprise or an excuse at every turn and a team that campaigned on restoring trust in politicians has disappointed voters. The budget was judged the worst in more than 20 years — a mess of the government’s own making because it limply allowed Labor to define the narrative as being cruel and unfair cuts from broken promises.
And so the political year ends. One year of the Liberals, and they've not even run out of excuses yet. Two years to go.
Tony Abbot needs Ricky Muir like candour to win back voters