A bitter Budget winter for Prime Minister Tony Abbott as mining tax cloud hangs over parliament

A bitter Budget winter for Prime Minister Tony Abbott as mining tax cloud hangs over parliament

THE Abbott government will head to a six-week winter break with all but one element of its $40 billion worth of budget reforms blocked by the Senate, and a $10.9 billion bill from Clive Palmer for his ­support in scrapping the mining tax. The only silver lining to the [...]