Prediction: it's a make or break year for the coalition
Abortion and the property tax will be tricky issues, but efforts to exit the bailout will dominate the year, writes Political Editor Pat Leahy.
The year now beginning is likely to be the defining year for the coalition government. Several major hurdles face the coalition this year; if it can successfully negotiate them, it will probably be on the road to re-election. If not, by this time next year, the partnership will probably be on the road - slowly, but inexorably - to disintegration.
Some of the issues which will define the year for the government are beyond their...
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