Australian Labor Party hits panic button over carbon tax fears May 6, 2012Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
Tags: Australian Politics, carbon tax, climate change, global warming, Julia Gillard
ALP hits panic button over carbon tax fears
May 06, 2012
JULIA Gillard’s frontbench has hit the panic button over the carbon tax with senior ministers warning it is “killing” the government, and others touting Greg Combet as a leadership option.
Divisions have erupted over the sales pitch and design of the tax, with some demanding the Prime Minister accelerate the planned move from a fixed to a floating carbon price, or boost planned compensation for struggling families.
Julia Gillard is standing firm but her frontbench are in despair. “The carbon tax is killing us,” a senior minister told The Sunday Telegraph.
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