Stop the presses: Fairfax cuts explained by carbon tax

There's been a lot of amazing claims about the impact of the carbon tax, but yesterday's assertion from Senator George Brandis that it directly destroyed 1900 jobs at Fairfax just might take the cake.

Yesterday, when it was announced over Sky News that Fairfax would be cutting 1900 jobs, one of the journalists on the floor at Business and Climate Spectator joked about taking bets on how long it would take before the Coalition tried to blame it on the carbon tax.

We all had a good laugh at how preposterous this would be, but sure enough Senator George Brandis came to the party with this in Parliament yesterday:



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