This comment was made this week at http://www.macrobusiness.com.au (link may be locked)
“…now is entirely the wrong time for the Abbott Government to be further relaxing foreign worker visas,…”
As we have seen in relation to monetary and fiscal policy the government has not got a clue what is going on.
But they are starting to feel the heat and smell the smoke from the bushfire on the back porch.
Expect to see some very rapid U-turns in 457 and immigration policy in the near future.
Born to Rule types when faced with the choice between ruling and loony neo-liberal ideology and warming the opposition benches will usually go for the being in charge option.
Though this mob do seem more ideological and radical than your typical bunch of conservatives so perhaps they see glory in ideological purity while coping a landslide eviction after 1 term.
Of course – the ALP seem to have missed the memo that neo-liberal ideology is a sinking ship what with Penny ‘FTA’ Wong and Ed ‘race card’ Husic insisting we should be selling off the farm (and residential housing) even faster than before.