All the papers today are running with the story about the Rudd government breaking an election promise with the scrapping of the Grocery Watch scheme.
THE Rudd Government has buckled under pressure from the big supermarkets and abandoned its $13 million election promise to force grocery prices down.
The Australian says:
THE Rudd government has dumped the centrepiece of its election promise to keep down grocery prices, axing its controversial Grocery Choice website less than a week before its scheduled relaunch.
I know that some blogocrats have been discussing this in recent posts, but I think that most will realise that (rightly or wrongly) the government tried to do something. Even if GorceryWatch (like FuelWatch) have failed – the government can still say that it tried. And so I wonder if this memo of broken promise will gain traction.