One issue is that toilet paper is subject to GST despite being a hygiene product.
Power prices are not an issue that should ever have become hostage to politics, and they are not one that will be ignored in an election campaign.
This Labor-lite path was clearly intentional under Prime Minister Turnbull, who boasted on his way out that his Government was 'progressive'.
Conservatives need to wake up to the fact that words and phrases have an emotional impact and can foster confusion in voters' decision-making.
In that case, is the 'middle' voter concerned with the same issues as Malcolm Turnbull – i e company tax cuts, the Paris Agreement, gay marriage and an Australian Republic?
Labor populism under Bill Shorten and Sally McManus, if they deliver on their promises, will make the economy inflexible and weak
When John Howard departed the political scene in 2007, there began an era of instability that has all but destroyed legitimate democracy in Australia.
The damage done by backing the stalking horse of Dutton yielded a Turnbull-lite solution, when it was intended to yield Dutton, the shock jock's choice and Murdoch press punt.
And if Dutton wins, and fails, then the failure could be such, that his own, very marginal, seat might be in jeopardy. It’s a very high stakes gamble.
Turnbull had done himself no favours. He remains weak but more to the point, has appeared to be weak.
Why concentrate population growth in mega-cities already under strain while smaller cities and regions stagnate?
They’ve raised political zombies to new life, trying to frighten voters with the spectres of long-departed state premier Campbell Newman, and a “Mediscare” 2.1 based on the Caboolture hospital.