Now we can really see what this new tax is about. From Christine Milne’s press conference this morning:
The (tax level of $23 a tonne) price will not be high enough to drive the transition to renewables.
She then twice refused to give a guarantee that this tax would even achieve the Government’s target of a 5 per cent cut in our 2000 emissions by 2010.
So why are we doing this? Gillard is toast and ALP may go with her. It’s too late to save Gillard, time to save the ALP.
More from the same series:
THE Greens have been accused of "gazumping" Labor with a major renewable energy announcement, as they admitted the starting carbon price will be less than half the level they wanted.
People already don’t believe a word Gillard says and then we have Greens confirming every worst perception.