Gillard faces revolt on economy June 10, 2012Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
Tags: carbon tax, climate change, global warming, Julia Gillard
Gillard faces revolt on economy
Jun 8, 2012
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces popular rebellion on key economic policies that could prompt their reversal if Labor loses power in the next election.
This includes the carbon tax due to begin on July 1 and its later evolution to an emissions trading scheme, and increasing foreign investment in mining and agricultural land, especially from China.
The latest annual Lowy Institute poll also shows Australians place little faith in the Government’s economic management, believing instead the minerals boom saved the nation from recession.
The poll’s findings on climate change policies present the most urgent issue for Gillard.
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