Ten economic events leading up to the Abbott spill

Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott: unable to successfully argue the case for economic reform? Lukas Coch/AAP

Coalition governments have taken pride in maintaining a reputation of being the natural managers of Australia’s economy. But in launching his successful leadership bid, new prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Abbott-led government had not been capable of providing the economic leadership the nation needed.

What went wrong? Here are ten steps along the rocky economic path that led to the Abbott spill.

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