The Australian senate has blocked the ABCC legislation. This gives the Prime Minister – Malcolm Turnbull – a trigger for a Double disolusion election. He just needs to ask the Governor General.
The budget is due to be handed down on May 3. Governor General Peter Cosgrove is expected to be consulted shortly after that.
Voters in Queensland and Victoria voted out first term Liberal Party led govenments at their most recent state elections. This does not bode well for the federal government.