Right-wing 'Liberal' Party is floundering with no agreed successor to Malcolm Turnbull.
Jennifer Westacott, CEO of the Business Council of Australia. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP
This is terrible. It’s terrible for business confidence. It’s terrible for certainty. But mostly it’s terrible for Australian people, who want to think that their parliament is there to advance their interests and think about their jobs, and their future, and their kids future.
The worst thing is that we’ve been in this ... for a decade. And what that’s meant is that as a country we have just stopped being able to get anything done. All the issues and problems that existed last week are here this week and will be there next week. We have an unproductive economy ... we don’t have an energy policy, we’ve got rising energy prices