Tony Abbott declares “Mission Accomplished” on Asylum Seekers
To commemorate its 100 days in Government, the Coalition has produced a pamphlet.
The pamphlet is a self-congratulatory report card on the Abbott government’s performance to date, stating that “The Government is delivering on its promises for the first 100 days in office and it will continue to do what it said it would do.”
Interestingly, the pamphlet declares that the Abbott government has delivered on its lofty promise to “stop the boats” with the status for this commitment recorded as “complete.”
This, despite the fact that boat arrivals are trending upwards in recent weeks.
Under the heading “Fix the budget,” which can be interpreted any number of ways, the government said that it will “get the Budget under control and back into the black.” This, as Joe Hockey sought to increase government debt by $200 billion.
As part of this so-called “commitment,” the Coalition promised to:
1. remove the unnecessary duplication between the activities of the Commonwealth and other levels of government, and;
2. improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness with which government services and policy advice are delivered.
A main goal of Fixing The Budget is to “ensure taxpayers’ money is spent wisely and in an efficient manner.”
The status for this goal is listed as “complete.”