Abbott's car crash with reality

Coalition leader Tony Abbott has been at the wheel of the carbon tax fear campaign for over a year, but his joyride appears set to come to a crashing halt on October 24 when inflation data is released.

Tony Abbott has been joyriding with the community’s ignorance and fear over the carbon tax. But on October 24 his joyride will crash into an immovable wall of reality. That’s when the Bureau of Statistics releases its updated consumer price index, which will show that in spite of a notable rise in energy costs since July 1, the overall increase in the cost of living will have been small.


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