Independents back Gillard
It’s a win for stability of government and I think the Gillard government will last a full three years because independents are very reluctant to bring a Prime Minster down. It’s a big decision and they’re open to savage criticism that its the wrong call. Moreover they would lose the balance of power.
I welcome the fact that Tony Windsor raised climate change as a reason for his decision.This parliament, in spite of itself, will be judged by one thing: will it resolve the political deadlock on this issue and put a price on carbon, as most Australians want?