We believed you, Julia, and you betrayed us. The Herald Sun has a picture of her embracing Kevin Rudd, celebrating having broken her word to the Australian people. Near that same picture is a poll that says 78% of readers are opposed to what they have just done.
Bob Brown can’t resist a chance to brag.
“This is a proud day to be Australian day,” Senator Brown said.
“There’s a lot of negativity in the air but it’s been swamped by positivity. The sun’s out, the sun’s shining and it’s very symbolic of the future for Australia and its energy needs.
Actually, where I’m sitting its pretty dull. I’d say its symbolic of what has been done to democracy by these clowns.
Here’s a deluded fellow.
The Climate Institute CEO John Connor said the legislation will create a potential “win-win” for a cleaner and more competitive economy and support international efforts to tackle climate change.
Mathias Cormann on the all pain, no gain we’re in for.
The findings of the Senate Committee’s twelve month inquiry are clear. The carbon tax will impose economic pain on Australia for no environmental gain. It will not reduce emissions but will reduce our international competitiveness and cost jobs. According to the government’s own modelling domestic and global emissions will continue to grow, while the cost of living will go up and up and up and real wages will be lower than they would be without a carbon tax.
Despite all the despair however, there is some hope. Should worse come to worse, and the government is still in power July 1 next year, Abbott’s got our back.
“I am giving you the most definite commitment any politician can give that this tax will go,” he said.
“This is a pledge in blood. This tax will go. We can get rid of it. We will get rid of it. We must get rid of it.”