Turnbull Catapults Coalition Ahead as Consumer Confidence Soars

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  • ANZ weekly consumer sentiment index rises by record 8.7%
  • Government leads Labor in poll for first time in 17 months

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's prime minister, left, speaks as Julie Bishop, Australia's foreign minister, looks on.

Photographer: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

Malcolm Turnbull has catapulted Australia’s ruling coalition ahead in a key opinion poll for the first time in 17 months and delivered a record bounce in consumer confidence, just a week after taking over as prime minister.

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