The struggle for the coalition starts now, as the challenge to follow through with their promises will be difficult, as the minority clearly now rules.
Because things do not fall apart, and the centre certainly holds, the ALP has won yet another Newspoll, despite their chosen leader remaining comparatively unpopular.
This morning, Josh Frydenberg announced that he has halved the budget deficit, promising a surplus in the next financial year. Not everyone is convinced.
Yesterday, one Coalition staffer send an expletive-laden text to a female journalist. They eventually chose to send them home with pay. Not good enough.
The Coalition is building their re-election campaign on their economic stewardship. Considering that we’ve severely trended in the opposite direction, maybe they shouldn’t.