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Disillusionment with Labor helps Murdoch's man win Australian election

Issue No. 2370

Right winger Tony Abbott won Australia’s election last week. Rupert Murdoch’s papers enthusiastically backed the liberal party leader.

 Abbott said in his victory speech, “Australia is under new management and Australia is now open for business”.

Abbott promises to cut government spending, and repeal carbon and mining taxes. He has run a filthy campaign, attacking migrants.

Socialist Worker’s sister paper Solidarity reported, “Abbott has no mandate for his big business agenda. 

“Overwhelmingly, people voted against Labor—not for the Coalition.

“On so many issues a majority oppose Abbott. 

“In a pre-election poll over half thought him narrow-minded and out of touch with ordinary people.”

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Tue 10 Sep 2013, 18:56 BST
Issue No. 2370
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