Abbott's power bill jolt

While electricity prices will rise due to the carbon tax, its contribution to higher bills will be much smaller than other factors – but the average household of voters will only see the bottom line.

No doubt even in far-away South Korea the prime minister remains focussed on the awful numbers (for Labor) emerging from Saturday’s polling massacre in Queensland.

However, she and her colleagues and advisers at home might also care to look at another set of numbers because they bode no good for federal Labor when its day of the long knives dawns late in 2013.

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