Prime Minster Gillard and Carbon Monomania
I detect a normalisation in federal politics with the announcement late last night that Tony Abbott will take an overseas holiday. In addition the opponents of the carbon tax have failed to produce a killer development that transforms the debate. Since the government announced the full details two weeks ago, there has been no mine closure or plans junked: only the same old arguments endlessly rehashed.
Labor’s best hope lies in having other issues come forward to relieve the monomania that has been forced on both sides of Australian politics.