Abbott has inherited an economy that is rurally struggling. Agricultural businesses, farmers too are failing to survive the post GFC currency disturbances. America and Europe QE's have kept their economies from shock/shutdown, but shot our dollar so high no-one wants to buy Australian farm produce.
To deflate the dollar might help. Were we to fund humanitarian educative measures where needed, globally, from "created currency" we might save our farmers (by deflating our dollar), and our neighbours by spending dollars on helping them.