I’m shocked! Surely Mungo can’t be right in saying that we can’t count on any significant cut in electricity and gas prices when the carbon tax is repealed (Echo, November 12).
Here was I thinking that electricity prices would go back to what they were five years ago, and we’d get a free set of steak knives as well. Surely Abbott and Co weren’t exaggerating during the election campaign?
Well, no, they were lying the whole way. Their claim to have a mandate to remove the carbon tax is a joke. You don’t get a mandate from an election campaign where one side tells a raft of blatant lies and the other side plays dead.
Labor should study and accept the science on climate change, educate or purge the sceptics and deniers in their own ranks, develop a credible policy to address climate change at all levels, and hunt around in the attic for the balls they once had.
They could then join the Greens in arguing credibly for a realistic price on carbon, and challenge Abbott to a double-dissolution election on the issue with the prospect of maintaining or increasing their joint majority in the Senate.
Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby