When's a good time for a great big new tax?

Tony Abbott's rhetoric on the carbon tax seems to be on a similar trajectory to that of Beazley in the lead up to the GST, and given current domestic economic indicators, it is hard to see when would be a good time for reform.


The chorus has been building for months from Coalition figures across the country: "now is not the time to introduce a carbon tax”. And it’s now swelling to a crescendo.


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