16 May 2015

Tony Abbott; Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Party Defends the Governments second Budget

Budget 2015: The aftermath:
The government's second budget drew a strong performance from Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott but is it enough to restore their standing? And does Labor offer an alternative? Analysis with Chris Hammer and Michael Gordon.

With Labor and the Greens fiercely opposed to the $1 billion paid parental leave cut, the government needs six of the eight crossbenchers to pass its new parental leave bill - due before Parliament in the spring sitting later this year.