Osborne will have a free hand with public finances after five years of coalition with the centrist Liberal Democrats, while the summer budget comes amid mounting global concern over the debt crisis in anti-austerity Greece.
The stark warning followed what were described as serious and candid talks Tuesday in Brussels between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Mr Abbott was spruiking the government’s grocery code of conduct, outside a western Sydney store of supermarket giant Woolworths on Tuesday when he was quizzed by reporters on developments in Europe and China.
Right-hander Michael Lorenzen (3-3) was impressive in his first 13 appearances. The latest was the worst with Fiers giving up eight runs – four earned – and six hits with three walks in four innings of a 16-10 defeat on April 21.