Coalition Project for Re-election Scheme (CPRS)

I am confused. The coalition have stated that they support the CPRS, but just that they wanted it delayed until after the Copenhagen conference. But then Malcolm Turnbull got up last night and said that the scheme would “destroy jobs” and was wrong. I will try and get the transcript from Hansard up later today (someone remind me if I forget).

And the coalition does not seem to be united on this, and that is why Turnbull is trying to have a bet each way.

So – is the plan of the coalition to support and not support the CPRS just a scheme to get them through the next election?

“Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme” Reduction Scheme

John Maynard Keynes famously said “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”. Today the government said that would be delaying the start of the CPRS until July 2012 until the earliest. How much of this delay is due to the GFC and how much is it due to the fact that the government got the scheme wrong and that they knew it would not get through the senate?

The opposition should be using this to their advantage, but will their message get through? Just watching Andrew Robb on Lateline just now, and his message is confused and muddled. They need to get their act together.