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    The odd thing about the polling on the CT was the one a couple of months back which asked people if they were for or against (60% against), followed by he question as to whether Abbott should repeal it if elected - 60%+ again saying no.

    Suppose we see how it pans out.

    Of course, as of next week when it passes the Senate, the government can legitimately run a long and expensive ad campaign about its important reform, including all the tax breaks and pension increases.

    After all, it's important people are informed about these very important matters which effect their future.

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    Unfortunately, even though the world has seemingly ended, I still have to go to work tomorrow apparently. What's in this CT for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    Unfortunately, even though the world has seemingly ended, I still have to go to work tomorrow apparently. What's in this CT for me?
    Don't worry, the sky will fall in. Durka durk...

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    ^ nice barometre for judging the worthiness of a policy or the performance of a government

    oh gee, no clouds are touching my head, so this must be a good government

    on that basis, the pink batts policy also gets a big tick - the sky didn't fall in...just peoples' celings...

    it's like, we're only the 2nd government in history to lose our majority in the first term....but we're really a good government

    our primary vote is stuck in the 20s, but again we're just having a run of bad luck

    we can bring an industry (live cattle exports) to a shuttering halt on the basis of a tv report...but really, we're going ok.

    we're the only government to replace our leader in the first term, but that's because we were doing such a ripping job

    etc
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    Why so shrill?

    You should be happy to see John Howard's vision of an ETS finally coming true.

    Here's the rational take on it all from Aystralia's leading conservative blog


    http://www.menzieshouse.com.au/2011/...n-exposed.html


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    Hmmph, I was arguing against Howard's ETS from the first time I heard of it.

    Just because the poster boy for my political "side" supports something doesn't mean I do - or that it's good policy.

    However, an ETS is a way better system than a carbon tax. It's far more efficient a method of reducing GHG emissions.

    I might have been a supporter of the carbon tax if all of the ridiculously costly and wasteful green projects that the government has going on were scrapped. The RETs have been in many ways far worse than a $20/tonne tax will be (when the tax goes higher and the maths starts to point towards new development being done in other countries instead of here it will be a different story).

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    [Whispers].... It is an ETS...

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    ^ Good god, you really need to get off that pollbludger site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Why so shrill?

    You should be happy to see John Howard's vision of an ETS finally coming true.

    Here's the rational take on it all from Aystralia's leading conservative blog


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    I've read that article a few times now, still not sure whether he's taking the piss.
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    It just makes the whole thread ridiculous when white gets called black and black gets called white.

    It is not an ETS.

    For the next three years it is a carbon tax.

    Then, after that, it is an ETS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    I've read that article a few times now, still not sure whether he's taking the piss.
    No he isn't. I'm sure the late Sir RG would be thrilled at it bring there on a site bearing his name.

    HJ's sky has fallen in. He'll hand back his tax cut next year

    Edit: if you think getting the Carbon legislation through is tough, try telling this punter her case isn't worth a shed load of dough.
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    Mr Crook has indicated he would oppose the amendments to the Migration Act, and word is the Bill has been pulled.

    So Onshore we go. Bad for the government, but personally happy with it.



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