This is from Laura Tingle as part of her opinion piece on the budget in today’s AFR:
In the short term, the lack of fiscal consolidation, underpinned by increased taxation, makes the Abbott government look like a bunch of girls.
The consensus at lunch was this was meant to be a derogatory comment. If so, Australia is the last English-speaking country in the world where this would be allowed to happen. And they call Abbott a misogynist.