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Coalition’s appointments are part of a bigger pattern in policy advice

27 Aug 2014
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Since coming to office, the Abbott government has initiated a wide range of reviews into policy areas such as the national school curriculum and the Renewable Energy Target. Some commentators have argued that these appointments demonstrate a distinctive ideological bias that distinguishes the Abbott government from previous administrations.

This analysis has correctly identified some provocative appointments, but it obscures a broader pattern of a shift to the right among some mainstream policymakers, particularly in the Treasury and Reserve Bank.

 

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