The scene is set for Rudd 3.0

Labor’s ‘faceless men’ might be banking on a Rudd defeat this Saturday, but amid double dissolution hype he appears to be readying for a new fight against an Abbott government.

When Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unequivocally stated yesterday that Labor would oppose any attempt by an Abbott government to repeal the carbon tax, he was subtly shifting voter attention beyond this election, and on to the next.

Rudd had admitted earlier in the week that abandoning Labor’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme in 2009 was a mistake, and that he would never again walk away from carbon pricing.

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