Liberal leader lies about Labor’s CT plans

5 Nov

Spinning so hard I can smell the rubber burning.

The Sniper

By Barry Tucker

In his latest email newsletter, released at 5.20 pm, 1 November, 2013, federal Liberal director Brian Loughnane lies about Labor’s intentions regarding the future of its Carbon Tax (carbon price).

Labor leader Bill Shorten has said Labor will oppose the federal Liberal government’s campaign promise to abolish the tax unless it is replaced by an emissions trading scheme. Loughnane claims this means Labor wants to retain and REINTRODUCE the tax if it regains government.

Liberal Coalition leader Tony Abbott held various positions on carbon tax and trading schemes in Opposition before choosing it as a vehicle to destabilise and topple the former Labor government, with the assistance of all news media, except for some individual journalists.

Loughnane’s newsletters do not appear on the Liberal party website. I have reproduced this one in full, in defiance of its copyright notice, in the interest of properly informing the…

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