The Turnbull government has ruled out doing special deals as it stares down the Catholic education sector - and Tony Abbott - over its schools funding package.
The Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, and other cabinet members have rejected Mr Abbott's claim the coalition is "on a loser" if its plan disadvantages Catholic schools.
I didn't read the full story in the Age as their journos are on strike so I'm not reading it until it's over. But if anyone thinks, including the scab at the Age who wrote the piece above that they aren't busily organising deals to shut the Catholics up before the election then they're idiots! Of course they are. As for Abbott.....who cares!