Early move to trading – bad for Abbott says Google

Rudd dropping the fixed-price period on carbon one year early won't impact much on emissions and investment. But Google suggests it will hurt Abbott's "axe the tax" campaign.

Kevin Rudd’s decision to drop the fixed price period of the carbon pricing scheme one year early will make virtually no difference for emissions and investment decisions, and an almost imperceptible difference for householders’ budgets. 

The question is more about whether this might somehow make it more difficult for Tony Abbott to demonise the scheme in voters’ minds through that nasty word: T-A-X.  According to the modern oracle, Google, Abbott may well be trouble.


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