A case of the budget blues for retailers

TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull could have been one of Australia’s greatest prime ministers.

After all, Turnbull stepped up as a politician not beholden to the public service mandarins and party apparatchiks after successful business and media careers and with an understanding of technology and other economic disruptors.

Yet, he runs the risk of leaving the lodge without any significant legacy because his attempts to appease the strident conservatives in his own party have created a confusing, shape-shifting economic agenda.

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