Passing the electricity price baton

Tony Abbott's playing the power card, but the causes of high electricity prices remain. Fixes are still at the edges and require years for implementation.

As Julia Gillard seeks to thrust herself back in to the political limelight over the carbon tax, it is worth pointing out that it is coming up to a year since, as prime minister, she sought to assauge Australian anger over electricity prices by threatening to take a “big stick” to the year-end CoAG meeting to force reforms.

Gillard is gone from the possum-infested Lodge, but her and her party’s nemesis, Tony Abbott, are still playing the power card with the new Prime Minister dubbing her Labor leadership successor “Electricity Bill.”


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