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Julia Gillard’s ‘carbon tax’ regrets debatable

Posted on 18 September 2013

Julia Gillard says her decision not to argue against a fixed carbon price being labelled a “tax” hurt her terribly politically. “I erred by not contesting the label ‘tax’ for the fixed-price period of the emissions trading scheme I introduced,” the former prime minister wrote in The Guardian on September 14.
“I feared the media would end up playing constant silly word games with me, trying to get me to say the word ‘tax’. “I wanted to be on the substance of the policy, not playing ‘gotcha’. But I made the wrong choice and, politically, it hurt me terribly.”……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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