Carbon tax Groundhog Day

The 'calamitous' carbon tax is a gnat on the hide of the elephant in the room. It is drawing oxygen away from any sensible debate on the great changes affecting our economy.

While the political storm over the circumstances of Julia Gillard's resignation from Slater & Gordon in the mid-1990s is filling the nation's front pages, substantial policy debate is once again pushed into the background.

I'm sorry, did I say 'substantial policy debate'? If only there was one.

Since the resumption of parliament after the winter recess, question time in the House of Representatives has shifted from one variety of farce to another.

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