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Gillard flip-flops on carbon tax

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 24 February, 2011 - 3:32 PM
Julia Gillard says 'climate change is real' (Fairfax Images)

PLAYING NOW: Prime Minister Julia Gillard explains why her government wants to price carbon and addresses claims she's misled the Australian public

We have also published the mixed bag of talkback callers, scroll down for the link to that audio file.

FRIDAY: The Prime Minister is defending the government's decision to impose a carbon tax, even though she vowed during last year's election campaign that it would not happen.

Julia Gillard has negotiated a deal with the Greens for a carbon tax to start from July next year which is expected to increase household costs by an extra $300 a year.

Ms Gillard has told Neil Mitchell criticism that she'd misled the public is unfounded.

Senior producer Justin Smith gives his take on Neil Mitchell’s interview with the Julia Gillard:

Twice this morning I sat through the interview with Neil and the Prime Minister.

Once when we recorded it, and once when it went to air.

I have to say this – Julia Gillard was no more convincing the second time around.

Last year the PM told us there would be no carbon tax under any government of hers. Yesterday, with Greens’ leader Bob Brown guiding and watching, that all changed.

We’re getting it from mid-next year.

During the interview, she could not tell us if fuel would be more expensive at the pump, or who was going to be paying what.

There was very little she could tell us, except she believed climate change was real and it was man made. So get ready to pay for your sins.

Where we were left wondering is why she made the pre-election promise in the first place.

What does this Prime Minister believe in? And if she tells us, will it all change in a couple of months.

It’s a political reality that you have to change with the circumstances

The last time Neil and the PM spoke, there was plenty of heat. They accused each of being “patronising”. There were raised voices and wounded feelings.

This time was a bit calmer, but with no less ardor.

But all the passion in the world won’t erase the question mark over her credibility this week.

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AUDIO: Neil Mitchell mocks Sydney shock jock

AUDIO: Talkback callers have their say on the carbon tax flip flop

Blog comments Your Say

  • Of course Global warming exists, humans contribute almost a third of carbon emissions towards the atmosphere. People should stop concentrating on the fact of whether or not Julia Gillard lied to us and start concentrating on the fact that if these carbon emissions continue to rise there will be impacts environmentally, economically and socially. There is also the fact that other countries around the world have introduced plans like the carbon tax to combat climate change since the 70's.

    Kate Bicket Friday 19 August, 2011 - 2:32 PM
  • Now that is funny, they're just talking over top of each other

    Oliver Tuesday 16 August, 2011 - 8:29 PM
  • It is people like Daniela who make me ashamed to be an Australian. Global warming is a fact. Global temperature variations have occurred over millenia. Man has absolutely nothing to do with climate change. It has everything to do with Govt revenue through a new tax and staying in power by kowtowing to the Greens......those who want us living in caves and eating alfalfa!Please people, do some research and open your eyes.

    T.P. Monday 11 July, 2011 - 8:21 AM
  • So lets ask ourselves. How much does man contribute to the earths annual carbon emmisions? Any takers? <4%. Less than four percent. Hmmm. Interesting. This is not the right move to combat climate change, we should be targeting man's degredation of the environment. I'm sure you readers can do the math but a growing population means a larger energy demand which demands an increase carbon production. Unless you suggest culling the global population carbon emissions will continue, that is unquestionable. Nature is the cause of the majority of carbon emmisions due to the degredation of plant material and algae, so unless u want to mess with nature carbon emmisions will be constant.

    ben Sunday 10 July, 2011 - 9:58 PM
  • gillard i voted for you, i wished i had cut off my hand you lied to us and you cant even answer neil your avoiding a straight answer. you are definately out.

    neni Saturday 9 July, 2011 - 2:40 AM
  • global warning is none exsistant these days peoplee... stop trying to make things worser than they are, things will be expensive, people will loose there jobs and homes!
    grow up and stop trying to change the world, all our work will be offshored to other countries where emissions could be higher than ours due to crappy tech they use?!?!

    Dont support the tax that doesnt support the working honest australian!

    ad for the record, its CLIMATE CHANGE... things change and thing evolve

    Australia, pay more get less Monday 4 July, 2011 - 10:56 AM
  • Yes Julia lied. She just can't admit it. She is trying relentlessly to justify her actions and in reality she can't.
    If she were an animal she would be a sloth. And I don't mean to insult the sloth.

    Julie Fogarty Wednesday 29 June, 2011 - 11:01 PM
  • Daniela,you are just another person that has been conned by one of the biggest scams we have ever had,wake up!!

    Steve Wednesday 29 June, 2011 - 6:34 PM
  • Thank God for Julia! Finally someone wants to do something with the global warming!

    Daniela Tuesday 28 June, 2011 - 6:10 PM
  • There is no clean energy for power generation et al to switch to hence no foundation for a tax. Emissions from power stations like those of volcanoes ultimately become nitrates sulphates to breath or sequester. The emissions from volcanoes 1 day equals 1 year from power stations. The PM and indeed APH have no plan to lower mass build up from either source. The Carbon cycle stalled CO2 building up to ultimately stop the sun heat reaching earth global cooling a reality. Seems to me the PM and APH are poorly advised.
    Robert Vincin I sat on UNCTAD UNFCCC 1996-01 setting zero cost solution BAU.

    Robert Vincin Monday 27 June, 2011 - 8:13 AM
  • you are a donkey

    tommy Tuesday 21 June, 2011 - 11:52 AM
  • I dont support a carbon tax because it will actually reduce global warming and therefore not wipe out 3AW broadcasters and their moronic listeners. If there was somehow a way to have carbon tax and get rid of the 3AW morons I'd love to hear it.

    Roger Abbott Thursday 9 June, 2011 - 6:56 PM
  • Welcome to New World Order.
    No such thing as a democratic country any more. Even without mandate a government will impose it's will on people and there is nothing we can do about it.
    If only they were scared of us and thought that they will never win another election but they know very well that our memories are short and we will elect them again.
    We are our own worst enemies. we must tell this tretcherous government that they will be unelectable for a very, very long time unless they listn to us.

    Smart metres, Halal food, carbox tax, more and more speed cameras, whatever it is we are powerless to stop it. Here they are calling China a dictatorship when all the time we have exactly the same deal.

    Peggy Monday 6 June, 2011 - 1:29 PM
  • I'll take a carbon tax instead of a nuclear power plant.

    Meem Sunday 5 June, 2011 - 4:43 PM
  • What is carbon tax? Maybe itâ??s a tax thatâ??s just useless or is it not useless thatâ??s what I am asking for you to tell me. What is carbon tax and what is it used for.

    tyson student Thursday 2 June, 2011 - 2:44 PM
  • what exactly is all this CARBON TAX jargon Julia and labour keeps throwing at us.A true leader will practice what he /she preaches. how does julia gillard travel/what car is she driving or being driven/ how does she fly/ what does she eat[food also has an impact on carbon]. If the leader is genuine then there will be millions of followers.{look at Mahathma Gandhi} Now who exactly commissioned the climate report. is it authentic? But Julia is so adamant about this report she just wants to squeeze out the earnings of every australian taxpayer. I just cannot see how a tax will suddenly cool the world. what will stop chinas pollution spreading to australia.no amount of tax will stop it. So Julia keep to your promise and tell the public you are sorry for misleading them and resign immediately. Have a fresh election and let the winner fulfill the mandate of the people. YOU DID NOT get a mandate for CARBON TAX.
    please repect the beautiful people of australia. And by the way donot punish wealthy people with higher taxes.Encourage them to earn more and in so doing there will be more taxes to distribute to the lower incokme group. it is a win win situation. and remeber the boat people are also people.remeber you too came to australia by boat.treat them with dignity.They have travellled the high seas which is often treacherous and many never make it. these people have a strong will and are determined to be a success; so welcome them, process them here, get them to work/tax them and we will have more money than you stupid CARBON TAX.

    patterson Sunday 29 May, 2011 - 5:40 PM
  • No to carbon tax .
    The Greenies have got Julia by the short and curlies.
    THE World has been heating up and cooling down for centuries.

    b watson Monday 23 May, 2011 - 7:10 PM
  • Jilia Gillard, you DID lie, you cannot fool us, you are the fool as you well will find out next election.

    Ron Munro Tuesday 17 May, 2011 - 7:26 PM
  • To Amelia, The amount of money that was spent because of global financial aka recession was too much and we australians have to pay that back not the government is common sense. Australia did not suffer for it is a strong country and always has been look at America for example that is a recession look what happened in late 1980s in Australia that was recession not this. Now alot of australians know the effect of carbon tax , Now you say you would pay more to help the environment there is nothing wrong with that to help the earth, with carbon tax since other countries had carbon tax before us for years if you researched it has done nothing and here in australia at the moment they are building two new nuclear power reactors so you tell me , Now the earth itself causes more so called co2 emmisions then the whole world ever could and the global climate change has been happening for millions of years it has been proven if you research , thats why myself and many other Australian people dont believe in this tax . i know politician lie to get ahead and they do what they have to do to get where they want to go , to tell you the truth we need a whole new government, new pople un corruptible (hopefully) that will look after the people instead of their pockets

    tony Saturday 16 April, 2011 - 11:01 AM
  • julia ,,do you honestly think we are all idiots..listen to us people,,stop this now and surrender your leadership

    mark Friday 8 April, 2011 - 5:19 PM
  • wat a lier she is ,and the rest of em ,,this is why i dont bother voting ,,i never have voted ,and i challenge the law to fight me in court
    please ,,try and fine me

    mark Friday 8 April, 2011 - 5:11 PM
  • omg I can't believe that you would say that about me I am very good at my job as prime minsiter I am so smart with my red hair and awesome personality so suck it paraliment!!! I'm outie!!

    Julia Gillard Friday 8 April, 2011 - 2:02 PM
  • I don't understand why this carbon tax issue is so difficult for the Labour Govt.
    We all have been paying an overinflated petrol excise which is continuing to increase, so why don't they simply use a portion of that windfall to cover the carbon tax rather than impose yet another tax.
    What do you think?
    Col.

    Col Friday 8 April, 2011 - 9:38 AM
  • Julia Gillard is not the person who should be leading this country.

    GET HER OUT OF PARLEMENT!!!

    Zac Riley Thursday 7 April, 2011 - 10:13 AM
  • To Tony who commented, it's a bit hard to say that all the money spent on the stimulus' packages was wasted as that helped Australia minimise the effects of the Global Financial Crisis, just look at how much better our economy did than many other countries. Just sayin'. And also, politicians lie to get ahead, I thought everyone would be used to it. But, personally, and go ahead and disagree with me, I think that people are making wayyy too big a deal out of the carbon tax. Yeah we may need to pay a little bit more, but everyone will adjust to it and hopefully it will help to minimise the impact of humans on the environment. Isn't the future of the Earth a little more important than people having to pay a bit more? Don't get me wrong, Julia Gillard shouldn't have lied but being in politics is a hard job and I would love to see all of you try and do a better job than her.

    Amelia Monday 4 April, 2011 - 4:58 PM
  • Thanks Aunty Julia. We can now all unite as a country and burn in hell.

    M Thane Monday 28 March, 2011 - 6:57 PM
  • I don' t feel like calling Julia Prime Minister because she is not deserving of this position. She has no shame! Bring on an election Julia if you are so confident Australians want the carbon dioxide tax.

    Bianca Thursday 24 March, 2011 - 6:34 PM
  • Julia This tax will drive the price of food an increase in transport costs, as well as electricity and other living costs.

    The proposed increases in fuel will also be adding further to the misery of ordinary Australians.This man made Global Warming agenda is a fraud(Plenty of evidence including NASA) and that the Carbon Tax is a result of that fraud(crime against humanity),The Australian government is in debt after wasting billions of dollars in their â??Stimulus Packageâ?? so the government has to pay back the debt with interest on the loan.The government pays for the loan through the revenues raised from people in this country, therefore the people are in debt and will be paying their Carbon Taxes via the government.why would the basic element like air would become things to be owned and controlled by governments it does not belong to them. It is just ashamed that all these governments think they can get away but one thing that the government dont realise the reason they are there is because of us australian people and the taxes we pay.
    What would happen if the australian people gets fedup with all the nonsense of taking more money from us and trying to control the way we live, Australian people are not stupid julia

    tony Thursday 24 March, 2011 - 3:39 PM
  • Just look at the face in the picture above it says it all, how on earth could anyone on earth trust that liar. Really how can anyone believe a word she says or her integrity in anything. She truly is a hideous person.

    z Wednesday 23 March, 2011 - 5:01 PM
  • Once a liar, always a liar.
    I have no respect and no trust of this woman. Move her on quickly or labor is done for years to come.

    Merv Wednesday 23 March, 2011 - 9:55 AM
  • NO CARBON TAX RALLY
    Date: 23 March 2011

    Location: Lawn of Parliament House Canberra

    For more information, contact Jacques Laxale of Consumers and Taxpayers Association (CATA) on 0438 758 901 or email
    cata@hotmail.com.au
    www.nocarbontaxrally.com

    Milton Monday 21 March, 2011 - 2:18 PM
  • Colleen Wilson said "Julia Gillard you are a blantant liar. This most beautiful country of ours is going down the drain because of you and your party.How dare you destroy the dreams and ideals of the people of this country. God help my children and how they were brought up to believe this was the lucky country.You have no right to lie to the people and then be their PM" I say , God Bless you Colleen Wilson !!! Please also look up Professor Piers Corbyn (You Tube) & Professorial Ecologist David Bellamy , who is now ignored and shunned by the controlled mass media in London.

    justin Wednesday 9 March, 2011 - 3:23 PM
  • It's a week now and still no joy. Does she really think we will buy her lies?
    Now she's trying to say it's not a tax, come on lady how dumb do you think we are?

    Grey Tuesday 8 March, 2011 - 6:56 PM
  • I have never heard a more lame duck evasive person than Gillard,will not admit to her lie,just ignores a clear statement she made,talks about price impacts,will not admit to real price increases from her pathetic carbon tax.
    Will someone please ask her when will climate change impact,we have not had any temperature increase over the last 10 years & no other major changes in sea levels or ice cover,yet China & India have had massive increases in Carbon Dioxide.Why has she got a bone specialist on her climate committee?( no more rain,Tim Flannery)$700,000+ its a joke.Has she read Prof. Bob Carter's book?orProf Ian Plimers book?
    I have a small retail business & just hanging in,with the costs increases from power,petrol,further mortgage increase by the last Qtr,her carbon tax will be the curtin call for me & many other small businesses

    Patrick Lynch Tuesday 8 March, 2011 - 6:37 PM
  • Julia, you lied to the people of Australia and you know it. If you really have this moral conscience about carbon pollution, then stop exporting all the coal to China; a huge polluter. Furthermore, call an early election based on this issue - you won't because you know you will lose!

    Michael Tuesday 8 March, 2011 - 5:23 PM
  • good on ya julia, neil you're a jerk.

    greggo Wednesday 2 March, 2011 - 1:07 PM
  • What collapsed in France, the Effel Tower? What's going on dude. Juliaaaa is more resilient than that specially when we are importing smuggled boaties to add to the Labor voting electorate which will eventually constitute roughly 11% aggregate to balance off the Gangreens and perpetrate her delusional control of the dumb country. I may be little bit wrong, but.

    Giga Wednesday 2 March, 2011 - 10:11 AM
  • Julia Gillard you are a blantant liar. This most beautiful country of ours is going down the drain because of you and your party.How dare you destroy the dreams and ideals of the people of this country. God help my children and how they were brought up to believe this was the lucky country.You have no right to lie to the people and then be their PM

    colleen wilson Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 7:17 PM
  • When some french socialist can see the writing on the wall we're all stuffed.

    Stewart Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 5:52 PM
  • Why doesn't Neil ask Julia if she would like a copy of the interview so she can see how stupid she is and how rude she is.

    Ken Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 5:43 PM
  • Anon is a bit hopeful here. Mammood Turnbull as is called around will sink the Libs straight to the bottom. His moto is : either my shares in the Carbon Cloud Business get the dividend or everyone sinks with me. He is an unfortunate born loser who only wins at the bottom of the pit. And Julia ,yes Julia is aware of that and she will win again.
    Want to know? Check on ABC Q&A next week Turnbull's fat twin Joe is on the show to help him sort Abbott out. These two don't have any decency to realize that their stench is more toxic than Carbon Dioxide and all that it entails.

    carrie Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 5:26 PM
  • Hi,
    I am french and I live in Sydney, I really think it will collapse as it was the case in France last year.
    We will see what happen but I am not very confident about itâ?¦.
    I wrote an article about it from a tax point of view: http://www.australia-offshore.com/carbon-tax-australia-july-2012/
    Regards,
    Lev

    Lev Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 4:22 PM
  • Steve that's exactly the reason why the few can ALWAYS call the shots. You really did sound like stooge.

    Dean, Vermont Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 3:49 PM
  • Marle your living in fantasy land,Gillard is a liar and she has got no hope of winning an election on her own...

    Steve Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 3:10 PM
  • When you hear Combet on one side and Turnbull on the other it makes you wonder whether there is too much carbon in the ICE they are all on or is it Goldman Sachs' reluctance in divulging the pie size in the carbon deal making everyone nervous.
    Carbon dioxide wears its name:intoxication.

    barrie Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 2:40 PM
  • If you're really part of the working families group Faye, you will just take it on the chin. Australia is just paying from a real lack of investment. Given gillard's chances at the nex election are slim to none, might as well.

    Anon Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 2:31 PM
  • How much complaining will done if julia doesn't go ahead with this move? When energy costs go just high enough to start slowing the economy down? If there's a liberal leader you can bet the excuses for not spending the money neccessary will come thick and fast. It will for the most part be just the usual arrogance from the feign conservatives.

    Robert, Essendon Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 2:12 PM
  • Steve is totally wrong.Get real.
    Joolia is not lying but stating the obvious given that she can bet to win the next election on any issue anyway. Check that Chris Bowen has requested that we take few thousand Libyans to inflate the ALP numbers while Sheik Turnbull is acknowledging it is the best outcome, for him, to re-take the leadership (titanic)of the Liberals.

    Marle Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 1:42 PM
  • I am oppose to the carbon tax for " australian working families" I will not be voting for Labor or the Greens in the next election.

    Faye Courtney Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 1:21 PM
  • Following Mamood Turnbull specially on Q&A Gillard does not need voters support. Such a creepy crawler is a very important asset to the Labor Party.

    Lina Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 1:18 PM
  • You've just played your hand and played out Steve. Any wonder that on 'juliar' and anyone like her can do what they want. Nice try at trying to be in the front seat.

    Sean Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 1:01 PM
  • Juliar want to reduce our CO2 emissions by about 270 million tonnes by 2020.
    At the same time she is exporting some 900 million tonnes of CO2 contained in our coal exports.
    Australians will pay some $20 billion a year for 10 years and increase CO2 in earth's atmosphere by some 630 million tonnes.
    What a great way to wreck the planet and send Australia broke at the same time. I wonder what our high priced treasury officials have to say about this absurdity?

    Terry Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 11:21 AM
  • C'mon aussies c'mon, put your money where your mouth is...Let's all march in to all the cities of Australia on 23rd of March, 1030am...to send a clear message of protest much like the middle east for democracy..to let her know she aint got the mandate of the people of Australia, that we not convinced by her scientific evidenced paid for by the goverments about a carbon tax.......she's bringing labour down...her back benchers better sit up and take notice that they will be out on their arses come next election......yes, can understand a flood levy, but carbon tax is bullsh*(^&t.

    irene Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 10:33 AM
  • Join the Carbon Tax Protest Marches in all States. Vic 23rd March.

    janet page Tuesday 1 March, 2011 - 8:56 AM
  • A tax on air! A 10 percent tax on all mining and minerals. All of our overseas investors are going elsewhere. Australia makes less than 1 percent of the worlds pollution. Scientists are paid by the government to prove global warming. Yes its real but has been happening for millions of years in the evolution of the earth. With petrol costs being taxed, food prices will then rise. ...its all delivered by trucks! What wont be affected? Your cushy retitement package Julia! Youre not in touch with reality and driving our country into ruin!

    A Smith Monday 28 February, 2011 - 11:36 PM
  • Sean,this is Australia we decide at the ballot box,this is not the middle east!!>

    Steve Monday 28 February, 2011 - 7:23 PM
  • If we don't like it, then tough. Any politician that doesn't tow the line can have it Mubarak style out on your arse. Move along sheeple.

    Jarred Monday 28 February, 2011 - 4:08 PM
  • Weak interview NEIL this time,you were too easy on her..

    Steve Monday 28 February, 2011 - 3:46 PM
  • She is a liar, and further to that I am getting very angry at the role the greens are having with this government, they were not elected to govern and yet they are having a lot to say about government policy, and this angers me a great deal, how dare they push there fanatical views down our throats the way they are, I'm angry and I'm not gonna take it any more, I wonder how many other Australians are getting angry with this situation, make your voice heard.

    Mark Monday 28 February, 2011 - 3:30 PM
  • Gillard is creating.. a huge government department.. to redistribute the tax money from companies.. to those families and people doing it tough.. because the companies had to increase their prices due to the tax ??? Am I on crazy pills?
    The exchange of money does not cut carbon. Ruining the economy will not cut carbon. Australians will be using the same amount of carbon but it will merely cost more. We're not fooled about how much money will be siphoned off to line the pockets of bureaucrats.

    Janet Monday 28 February, 2011 - 1:25 PM
  • Did you see "BROWN" Next to Gillard with his hand up her jumper. Wake up Aussie Golbal Warning is a person with a problem.

    ian Monday 28 February, 2011 - 1:24 PM
  • From now on she will be called JULILIAR.

    ian Monday 28 February, 2011 - 1:19 PM
  • Pinocchio, has got nothing compared to this liar.

    ian Monday 28 February, 2011 - 1:17 PM
  • The Australian people do not want Gillard to introduce a tax on carbon. If she had been truthful prior to the election, she would have lost. OK Julia, keep harping on with your mindless sound grabs of "silly word games" or "silly semantic debate" or "silly game of hypotheticals" or "huffing and puffing"! We're all heartily sick and tired of being lectured by a PM who sounds like a nagging one-track-minded school teacher.

    Coralee Monday 28 February, 2011 - 1:09 PM
  • Stop Green academic parasites controlling our country stop the carbon tax and bring back cattle to the snowy reserves.

    Laurie Monday 28 February, 2011 - 11:09 AM
  • Shame on you JuLiar Gillard. Yet another example of the Green tail wagging the red-headed Labour dog.
    The Greens are a farce to be reckoned with.
    Let's have the next election now, before Labour further wrecks this country's economy.

    Dr Bob Monday 28 February, 2011 - 10:58 AM
  • I could not believe GillardâÂ?Â?s performance, behavior and responses to Neil Mitchell's questions.

    This person is Australia�s head of state � and she is completely devoid of any values of morality, honesty and integrity.

    Joe Monday 28 February, 2011 - 10:28 AM
  • Will we have to pay the GST on top of these "price impacts"? A tax on a tax.
    How will those that can get financial "assistance" get it? Will we have to jump through bureaucratic hoops?

    Andrew Monday 28 February, 2011 - 10:12 AM
  • Australia has a proud history of bending over to take it dating right back to the Eureka Stockade.

    Sean Monday 28 February, 2011 - 10:11 AM
  • Poor Gillard is in the wrong place at the right time. If Costello had taken the top job the same way as her, he'd be just as popular. Fact is she never wanted the job and the oppurtunity became apparent after certain people deemed it that way. People who will never be brought to light. As for the carbon scheme, Rudd wanted to do it anyway. Australia gets lead along on a merry dance.

    T. Nelson Monday 28 February, 2011 - 10:01 AM
  • All politicians lie - it's a fundamental part of the job description..... usually they're a bit smarter about it though!

    John Monday 28 February, 2011 - 9:45 AM
  • Well we need to do something because we don't produce anything anymore. Even if that something is just hot air. To think it only took 200 years to get here is just great work. A protest won't accomplish a damn thing either. Not as if gillard doesn't recognise it's not popular. Meanwhile research all the Chinese 'Ghost cities'. All that wasted money and carbon pollution for what exactly? Gillard just put in another blow to make our lives a little smaller.

    Justin from Dandenong Monday 28 February, 2011 - 8:51 AM
  • Obviously, the GST is not enough. The GST for this country is the greatest multi billion dollar windfall in the history of revenue collection for the Australian Govt. ....and it's still not enough. Obviously a vote today in the twenty first century for the australian parliament is not worth the piece of paper it's written on. I dont like her and I want her out....now. Every time you ask a succint and dedicated question, they classify it as symantics. It's obvioulsy a new tax - how much does the govt expect to reap from this. Is this why the gst wont go up. Any one who thinks they can control the weather by imposing a tax needs their head checked. Nature controls and adjusts itself. Carbon is the reason we're here and alive. What did the greens get out of this and why are we making decisions with the greens. If climate change is unduced by humans, then the first thing Julia can do is stop talking thru her back side, because quite frankly, there is a foul stench in the air. How may coal fired power stations were there when the dinosaurs roamed the planet. What did those poor animals do to bring on the climate change effect of the ice age. You know, the sad part for all of us is that, all I can do tomorrow and the day after and the week after and so on, is go to work and wait to get paid again so I can give it all back again to the govt and the utilities after I have already paid my taxes. Totally disgusted.

    Richard Monday 28 February, 2011 - 12:17 AM
  • You don't need to be a Climate Change Scientist to work out she will be "GONE!!" at the next election. Bring it on !!!

    Greg Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 9:21 PM
  • So, the Prime Minister for the second time stands up to Neil. And what follows? An analysis of the interview by Neil's Senior Producer. And AW expects to be taken seriously? Unbelievable.

    Warren Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 9:02 PM
  • For God sakes what planet are you people on . Our climate Scientist are all saying we are in trouble . Wake up people , Australians are some of the richest , the most pampered people on the planet . I hope we don't have global warming , it is time we started cutting our carbon footprint . Finally we are doing something positive . Gutsy and brave to take on the idiots who don't understand Global warming

    Mich Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 7:06 PM
  • Any polluter of any kind should cleanup! I suggest we charge them $80 per tonne to do it for them.
    Should the opposition fail to enter the negotiations and endorse the out-come then Australia will get a better more ethical result though a Greens negotiated process. Business will have only a marginal say in the result.
    Should the process fail before the next election and Liberals are returned, their abatement scheme seemingly will come directly from individuals pockets since they tend to prefer reduced business tax s and inputs at the expense of people.
    The debate is not about wether or not to do something, but instead what thing will we do.
    The ark left the shores of Indecision, Procrastination and Indignant Delirious Interference ( IPIDI ) during Kyoto. It is about to disembark on the shores of Action. There may be a squall or two in rout, but we will get there. Better to catch one of the last launches to join the ark than to wave frantically from the sinking shores of IPIDI.

    Dave Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 6:42 PM
  • Protest Rallies are being organised in every State, for Vic it is Melb the 23rd March 10.30 am. Join the Carbon Tax Revolt.

    janet page Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 6:19 PM
  • My rent just went up my power bills just went up gas,petrol ,insurance all just went up my pay has not.
    What a joke! Now a carbon tax more money out LESS coming in THANKS JULIA!

    brendan compton Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 5:58 PM
  • Can I say this... I believe she lied again to you Neill. She said that the people voted her in. Really? My understanding is she only got elected cause of the independants. Who is she kidding!!!

    Adrian Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 4:22 PM
  • Gillard is absolute TRASH.
    She takes us all for bloody idiots, talking of semantics.
    She has defined a new low form of political lowlife - political trash.

    I have never felt such contempt for another person, let alone a person in position of power.

    Michael Cejnar Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 4:22 PM
  • Is Neil really so short on neurones he just doesn't get it the first time?!! Honestly not sure how Gillard bothered persisting with the interview.

    lee Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 3:19 PM
  • This is last Labour government for long long time ahead maybe even 3 or more terms
    People will remember this as Bad Government and bad Party!!!

    Greg Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 12:56 PM
  • How good of 3aw to print the 100th message saying the exact same thing on the matter. Could it be this is a story that 3aw wants to use as leverage? Fine journalism as usual....

    Anon Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 11:53 AM
  • scientists have taken deep core samples of the earth that prove that earth has experieced numerous climate change events over many thousands of years . yes climate change is real it happens every 10.000 years,the fact is we are coming out of a very quiet time weather wise, a volcano eruption releases many times the carbon than man has ever emitted. How will charging a carbon tax change anything ,this will make no difference to pollution levels only to peoples pockets. We are an insignificant little speck in space rotating on our axis ,orbiting round the sun and moving through the milky way of course we will move into more hostile places in space changing things here on earth like temp and weather ,don't be so arrogant as to think man has a greater influence on our planet than the greatness and power of space and nature.do your research and you will be amazed at what you learn .

    TRACY Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 11:18 AM
  • she interrupts to quote her mantra all the while ignoring the question posed, and simply not listening, clearly showing the contempt she holds for the Australian electorate.

    Phil Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 1:57 AM
  • It would have been polite to ask the electors first!

    Jan Price Sunday 27 February, 2011 - 12:28 AM
  • Why don't people who believe in this religion pay their carbon price and leave the rest of us alone. It is their belief, nothing more?

    j kross Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 10:44 PM
  • Bloody shocking, she is pathetic, who bloody voted for this nut?............
    Australia's Gaddafi

    Pat Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 10:26 PM
  • isnt about time that people realised that voting greens is causeing a lot of this trouble!

    dave Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 9:11 PM
  • We THE Australian people must show this power hungry "person" what we think of her and the sooner the better.
    Calling lies a "word game" ?? and matter of "semantics"? Nice one for the EDUCATION!!!

    Dana Tousek Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 6:46 PM
  • I love the way she dances around explaining why she said there would be no carbon tax under a government she leads.
    The question was asked more than once, and each time she did not provide a direct answer.
    I might not like Abbot, but at least EVERYONE knew his position on this issue VERY CLEARLY before the election.

    I do believe Ms Gillard is hanging on by a thread and it's likely this reason for all this is because of a deal done where Andrew Wilkie supports the carbon tax and the greens support his poker machine reforms so he doesn't bring down the government.

    Rob Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 5:28 PM
  • i wonder what all the comments would be if this was a liberal/coalition government.
    act like grown ups will you, we got what we voted for and that's the real thing. or do you all trust what a polly really L says.
    get off.

    chris watts Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 5:05 PM
  • Get rid of Gillard, I have been a Labor voter all of my life, I come from a family that always voted Labor. Bring on an election, I will be voting Liberal, and I am not lying Julia.

    DEBRA Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 4:40 PM
  • The right thing to do as you are so fond of saying Juliar is to take yourself, your party, along with the Greens and independants and drop off the face of the earth.

    Julie Willey Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 4:25 PM
  • The problem is that whatever we do now will be a waste of time because the population is growing out of control. We should ALL be able to live like pigs without destroying the planet if we cap the earths population at 2 billion.

    Kevin Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 3:51 PM
  • Neil you nailed it
    Gillard twists her answers and does not address any of your questions- which were very straight forward.

    what I got from the interview was Ms Gillard is going to impose a carbon tax that she promised she would not impose.
    Australian are not stupid they know when they are being lied to even with double talk.... LIAR

    LD Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 3:24 PM
  • The Prime Minister of Australia has lied to the people of this country.
    Bob Brown and the Greens are walking all over the PM
    This is not word games PM you have lied to us.

    Brian Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 2:13 PM
  • Doesn't surprise me at all. Please read the following: In 1991 - Leading scientists, philosophers, political advisors, former politicians and many other influential bureaucrats and technocrats co-authored a report titled The First Global Revolution [ISBN 0-671-71107-5] in which they wrote, â??in searching for a new enemy to unite us [all of humanity], we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.â?? It's just the elite of the world enforcing this fraud on the world and Gillard is I believe wilfully following suit.

    Jay Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 1:43 PM
  • Mitchell sure enjoys hearing Julia serve it right back to bulley-boy Jones. I wonder if Jones's 'Senior Producer' came to the rescue?

    When the world has rid iself of the despots, let's begin on the bulley-boys masquerading as journalists and interviewers.

    tai Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 1:34 PM
  • Senior Producer (aka: The Butcher's Block) comes to master's aid. Noble. I've listened to the interview twice, too. Even on the second listening, Neil is still a twat. Julia is finally doing what many others should be doing ... exposing the Mitchell's of the world as the bulley-boys they are.

    tai Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 1:18 PM
  • She says at end of interview 'Well Neil all I was doing was making sure I got my point of view across.' LOUD & CLEAR Julia. Pity she didn't answer any questions. Neil hardly got a word in !!!
    DON'T WORRY FOLKS. She won't be remembered in history and if she is, will only be remembered for being the worst pseudo PM EVER.

    Heather Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 12:20 PM
  • Love how she says the Aus public voted for this govt....no we didnt, she "paid" independants for the govt we have

    Tanya Burns Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 12:08 PM
  • She keeps harping on that the Australian people want this carbon tax !!!
    Who, in their RIGHT MIND, would say YES to ANOTHER TAX??
    Why are Electricity prices going up? Is that because we're not MOVING FORWARD building power plants like in China & other countries.
    She obviously doesn't listen to talk back radio or read any of these blogs,if she did SHE WOULD KNOW THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE DISLIKE HER WITH A PASSION and that's 90% of us. She dislikes people, is that why she didn't make any.

    Heather Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 12:01 PM
  • Julia, are you going to lad by example? Are you going to continue to be chauffeured around in a top of the line excessive sized fuel consuming car? what it not be more environmentally friendly to drive around in a hybrid? and also use the same hybrid to get around Australia instead of your own dedicated fuel guzzling jet? or at least fly domestic with the real Auusies you are supposed to care about.

    John King Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 12:00 PM
  • Neil was respectful to her but just couldn't get one straight answer. Like all liars she is defensive and will defend to the death her lie. But then you can't have a NORMAL conversation with the devil, can you ???

    Heather Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 11:49 AM
  • Lying Gillard is GONE!

    trent Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 11:48 AM
  • Thankyou to the Buffoons who gave us Pinnochio as our elected leader. If our deceitful PM is of the belief she has a mandate, call a new election.

    Clayton Solly Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 11:45 AM
  • Defensive, condescending & delusional like all dictators. She really believes her own lies. Couldn't care less about the FUTURE, cares only about her own importance. Seems to want the rest of us to go back to living as they did in the 1800's before all the 'evil' industrial era. If she has her way we will have to as wont be able to afford electricity & petrol. She must go now.

    Heather Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 11:35 AM
  • We tell our kids not to lie but Gillard does?????????

    ian Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 11:20 AM
  • Very simple fact! Our PM lied to win the election! I was a Labour supporter and I was cheated. Thanks Neil for your interview. Now we know how PM spins.
    I don't believe in government assistance. They take more than they give, always.I don't trust this government and I don't believe they have thought things through and you can bet there will be another mess.

    Edward Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 11:07 AM
  • Why does she keep saying its Carbon Pollution? Its not, with out carbon dioxide the earth and everything on it would be dead.

    Does she realise Humans exhale co2? im sorry Pm for Breathing.
    This is in fact a Breathing Tax whats the contry coming too.

    Glenn Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 10:54 AM
  • TAX, TAX, TAX, that's typical of all Labor governments, we expect that. But pure, brazen, in-your-face LIES should never be tolerated. This useless woman, a puppet of the Greens needs to be hounded out of office.

    John P Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 10:42 AM
  • Isn't she a real piece of work?

    jpk Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 10:34 AM
  • Global warming is real - it has been with us since the last ice age - long before we started mining and burning coal.

    As for Juliar, she is nothing but a bloody liar and emits more pollution every time she opens her mouth.

    Wakeup Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 9:03 AM
  • This is a joke.
    "Carbon Price MECHANISM" who's talking symantics now? This woman is not only a liar she is an embarrassment to our nation. She has no respect or loyalty to the people of this great country. Be gone you ignorant, pathetic excuse for a PM.

    dave Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 9:01 AM
  • isnt the point of a carbon tax to offset the carbon produced? my understanding (please correct me if im wrong) is that the money raised with the carbon tax is going to be used by the government to aid people in housing costs (thats already being done by centrelink, isnt it?). but shouldnt it be used to offset the carbon dioxide being produced - i.e. a carbon tax for a car to offset the cars CO2 emissions should be used to plant trees or invest in sustainable energy, to ACTUALLY offset the CO2 emissions - so how is it that gillard supposes to help with climate change if she isnt putting the money into CO2 emission reductions?

    Ian Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 8:53 AM
  • I thought she was great, a bit of back bone at last.

    captainbildad Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 8:52 AM
  • The Australian people did not vote this government in.
    Three independents did.Get the facts straight Prime Minister.

    Carl Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 8:10 AM
  • I don't know any Australian person who actually understands the carbon tax, let alone wants it. What is it for, where will the money go and how will it help?

    Lukew Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 2:40 AM
  • It is up to us, Australians who governs the country.
    We have to get rid of juliar now, before is too late.
    If it means going to the streets, I will be the first one,
    OUT WITH JULIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Margaret Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 12:57 AM
  • Neil
    why cant the prime minster answer the questions directly she keeps avoiding them this a bad tax and a bad idea how many mistakes must this party make. all we get is more retrick from this bloody liar that is costing us all billions of dollars we are sick an tired of this leader she will be removed like her predecessor a one term wonder she couldn't lie straight in bed

    thanks

    geoff curr Saturday 26 February, 2011 - 12:40 AM
  • I am so angry with this woman. She thinks all Australians are stupid. She thinks that we wont remember what she said before the election. She needs to go. I cant stand her voice and she is so manipulative, rude, arrogrant. She doesnt have kids and isnt married so she doesnt know what its like to raise a family. She is not in touch with people. She needs to get kicked out of Parliament. She has really made a mess of things. We need to protest. stupid woman.

    halyna james Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:42 PM
  • I take back my vote.

    shame on you Ju lie a Gillard

    MAX Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:42 PM
  • This is better than Allan Jones's interview

    dave Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:41 PM
  • Everyone said what i wanted to say, I think Jul-lier has been playing us since the election started, she says that she is opening more opportunities to the australian people while she is sells coal and jobs to the big pollution countrys like China.

    James Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:39 PM
  • Cannot be trusted, nil integrity and not an honest person.

    Paul of Cheltenham Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:37 PM
  • Julia you and the labour machine/greens are the stupid ones not the Australian people labour no more

    Australian democracy these days = NAZI GERMAN

    david Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:37 PM
  • This woman cannot face one simple fact: She said she would not introduce carbon tax 5 days before election and now she is going to impose it on us. And she said this was not called dishonesty. Then give me an example what is dishonesty. I do not believe anything from her mouth! I do not believe the Federal Labor Government is capable of doing anything right. The stupidity and incompetence of this PM and government is unbelievable. Does this woman understand the outcomes of this carbon tax? The effect on the temperature is a maximum reduction of 0.04 Degree according to the scientists appointed by the Labor government itself! But this means we are going to lose industries such as aluminimum production to 3rd world countries where there are less stringent environment legislation. The net effect will be: you and I regular Australians will pay more for everything and there will be more carbon emission!!! Can anybody tell me why we want to do this? We should call for an election and throw these liars out of office!!

    Jim from Sydney Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:14 PM
  • But what do we really expect when all our leaders do is "order reports and act on them".

    James Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:07 PM
  • she talks like we're all idiots.

    what global warming evidence?

    james Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:58 PM
  • how can we believe that our PM when she has no problem lying to stay in power, if she really believes the people are behind her lets go to an election and let us decide.

    david Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:42 PM
  • There is nothing in that womans approach that I can like or admire. She made clear and unambiguous statements before the election and in a vitriolic manner she is now trying to claim that she said something else - that we should have known. There is no honesty or integrity and her vicious approach is distasteful.

    KenL Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:37 PM
  • With $1 in $4 dollars of the flood levy going to pay for programs Julia Gillard axed to help pay for the flood levy. she has done a deal with the Greens. You have lied Prime Minister you have brought dishonour to the office of Prime Minister hopefuly Rob Oakeshott sees the liar he has put in power and after his 15 minute rant about honesty in politics before finally supporting Gillard, withdraws his support and sends us back to the polls

    Frank Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:26 PM
  • Re: "No one is forcing power companies to raise the cost of power any more than supermarkets are forced to raise the price of food, but they're going to do it anyway regardless of a carbon tax or not." Have you never heard of "cost recovery". It means that any costs to business are recovered from those least able to pay them.

    A carbon tax is mindless and stupid and will only make imported products (produced without a carbon tax) more attractive to customers. Ah well, a vote for Family First would not have put us in this mess .....

    RevKev Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:18 PM
  • this pathetic lying government needs to be responsible for all there actions!!!! australians please lets all man up and make a big deal about this and kick them out!!!! otherwise we will all pay for there mistakes and there happy life styles... DO WE WANT THAT NO NO NO!!!

    Theo Nicolaou Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:02 PM
  • an amazingly thick skinned rude arrogant foolish woman....If you think the Australian electorate support a carbon tax......take it to an election.....bring it on....

    john hall Friday 25 February, 2011 - 8:37 PM
  • Liar. We have no choice when the Green & you hooked up & charged us more taxes so shut up. Guillardd you are a liar & you will pay for this with your life. You won't last for long & you will have a bad life. Guillarddd Liar you believe this & that & so do I. I "believe" your life will be cut short...!!!! Stop you stupid laugh.

    Ania K. Friday 25 February, 2011 - 8:33 PM
  • I'm so sick of this woman. She's a big LIAR. I did not vote for her so just tell her shut up that Australians vote for me. LIAR LIAR go away. She's learning the answers by heart & always repeating "let me finish, don't interupt me..." She never answer the questions. I'm really sick of this

    Ania K. Friday 25 February, 2011 - 8:18 PM
  • Oh dear ,oh dear, I'm a laborite, but this woman is putting the Labor party so far back we will never recover, lady if you don't know when your lying please , as painful as it willbe,RESIGN for God's sake.

    Robbie Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:59 PM
  • most of you people voted for her and put juliar in power so stop winging and suffer for the next two years you been warned but never listened as for you Neil you were very very weak she was controlling you during the whole period of the interview what a disgrace

    George Fathallah Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:57 PM
  • What a patronizing lying PM. I am so fed with being talked down too like a child by a woman who thinks she is so superior that no one can see through her. Just once I would like less spin and jargon and direct answers. This govt needs to go.

    Laura Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:56 PM
  • Its not a backflip. Its a blatant LIE. Promise not to introduce a tax and then introduce the same one. At least Howard took the GST to the poll.

    roy Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:56 PM
  • All polly's lie at some time but this Gillard lies non stop. As far as I am concerned she is not an Aussie

    Peter Aussie Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:43 PM
  • Your A LIAR Gillard.
    A disgusting excuse for a PM.
    How dare you sully the nature of Australian ppl's goodwill with your useless backtrack and bull! The right thing to do would be FOLLOW YOUR OWN WORD !

    CeeCee Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:30 PM
  • I can't stand listening or watching her any more. She lies non stop. Go home Gillard and leave Australia alone.

    Peter Aussie Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:20 PM
  • What do you expect from this back stabbing women, she never won this election anyway, she got in by default, I have no respect for this women, this is a joke, is she really the best Australia has to run this country or is she the only idiot that wants this job?

    amazed Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:11 PM
  • You've got to spend money to make money. Some people just hate women.

    Ian Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:05 PM
  • Gillard does not tell lies, she tells mechanisms?

    joe Friday 25 February, 2011 - 7:00 PM
  • I am listening to the Gillard interview regarding the carbon tax. It appears to me that this Gillard-Brown government needs to be stopped before they do any more damage, Gillard has no understanding of what the Australian people want or expect. Ask her if she will take this decision to the polls.

    Steve Davies Friday 25 February, 2011 - 6:32 PM
  • She says assistance will be given, as a single father of four i get no help whatsoever from the government, it's a another con.

    neil Friday 25 February, 2011 - 6:19 PM
  • Liar, liar, liar. Bring on the election, this stupid woman is being lead by her long nose by the nutty Greens.

    Simon Maccullagh Friday 25 February, 2011 - 6:05 PM
  • yep julia understands australias mood better than most. we wont do anything at all. i dont know what is more sickening laziness or lies

    jamie Friday 25 February, 2011 - 5:51 PM
  • This whole CO2 scheme is a joke. Gillard wants to punish us while reaping Billions from selling coal to the worlds biggest polluters. She is deceitful and this lie will be her downfall.

    greg Friday 25 February, 2011 - 5:38 PM
  • Lets hope the senate block this before the Greens take control of that house or else

    Michael Thomson Friday 25 February, 2011 - 5:24 PM
  • Get rid of this liar. As Richo said "Whatever it takes."

    PETER Yates Friday 25 February, 2011 - 5:07 PM
  • this is what you get when the goverment consults and takes advice from people like ross garnaut who does not have any credible information. why did the goverment not consult australias chief scientist.

    ajay desai Friday 25 February, 2011 - 5:03 PM
  • With dwindling resources and global warming clearly evident something has to be done. Julia can easily handle shock jock interviewers. She is the best political advocate in parliament and in the community. Alan Jones is a disgrace. He should retire immediately. After his last encounter with the PM Neil Mitchell tried to maintain some level of civility

    simon Friday 25 February, 2011 - 5:02 PM
  • There has to be something else on the back burner that Gillard traded off to make a deal with the Greens. In the next few weeks if Gillard doesn't outline what is going to be a final say on the structure (and costing) of the program, then she might earn some of the comments here.

    Conrad Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:59 PM
  • Australia is a huge country .You can fit other countries into it that have hundreds of million people in them.We only use a little bit of our country around the edges.How can we pollute we only have around 22 million people.Our pollusion is sooooo tiny.

    Chris silvey Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:58 PM
  • Moving forward Julia - you are here under false prentences. Cannot wait for another election. She is a liar and was so rude and condesending.

    Helene Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:58 PM
  • It reminds of when Howard said there would never be a GST LOL

    Adam Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:51 PM
  • Someone's pants are definitely on fire!!!

    Sprightly Bob Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:49 PM
  • No matter how she tries to worm around it, she lied to get elected, and now she's treating us like fools.

    It profits a woman nothing to give her soul for the world, but for Bob Brown?

    R James Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:47 PM
  • Time for a revolution perhaps? Seems to have worked well for Egypt

    callum Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:44 PM
  • Julia is a matronising liar, clear and simple.

    Jack Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:43 PM
  • Dictators lie and dictators will do anything to stay in power.

    This isn't a democracy for the betterment of our nation.

    It is a power trip for Labor.

    Labor will no longer be the political force in future elections, their time has ended, much like the Democrats.

    Liberals, Nationals & Greens.

    God help us!

    LP Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:42 PM
  • I am a big fan Alan Jones but this interview is the better(just) well done Neil.

    Benny Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:41 PM
  • I don't know what the fuss is about. All of the mouth-breathers that have commented on this site are earning so little that they will get handouts anyway. Still, nice to have a whinge, eh?

    Gordo Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:38 PM
  • Dont worry folks all is well.The media will destroy her.Just sit back and watch.

    chris silvey Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:35 PM
  • Obviously Julia Gillard's parents never taught her not to lie when she was a little girl growing up.

    Faye Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:29 PM
  • Say what you want about Jooolia, no way any Prime Minsiter deserved that pitiful attempt at journalism Alan Jones displayed. Don't 'what' Alan Jones, thinks he is in general but that was just out of order completely. After all she is the prime minister of Australia. Don't respec the person Alan (you bag s--t) but respect the office. Neil did a much better job.

    Alan Jones is a Tosser Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:28 PM
  • Honesty? Credibility? Julia Gillard is unbelievable.
    It is the last straw as far as I am concerned. I don't buy any of it. FED UP! I feel let down by the Labor Government and its leader Julia Gillard.

    chis prendergast Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:27 PM
  • this necessary turn was long expected. Too many were used to the Climate Change denials of previous Australian and USA Govt's. The huge disaster cannot be ignored anymore and the oil runs out soon! Too many Ozzies are addicted to oil; You'd better change and change your behaviour and start saving energy!

    Bob Climate Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:23 PM
  • Julia Gillard came to power under false pretences. If she had not announced "There will be no carbon tax in my Government" she would not be in power now. In fact, she is NOT in power. Bob Brown and the Greens are in power. Please, please, please let us go back to an election. I know would win.

    Margaret Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:10 PM
  • if I hear Julia say one more time she is doing the right thing i think I will scream. She is like them all and I am so sorry i voted for her .

    Mary Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:01 PM
  • She lies about being a liar how could you ever trust her ot the Labor Party, it now shows that Bob Brown is the real leader.
    Julia resign.
    James

    James Harman Friday 25 February, 2011 - 4:00 PM
  • Gillard, labour and the Greens cannot be trusted and will say and do anything to hold power. Half a million more votes went to the Libs, but the Greens and independants kept Labour in power to squander our reserves, increase taxes but still lead into further debt. Carbon tax will have no effect whatsoever on the world.

    Bruce Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:57 PM
  • I have lost all trust in the Prime Minister. As usual she did not answer Neil's questions. Backsstabbing and now lies. So sad.

    Margaret Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:52 PM
  • Is there anyone out there who actually supports Gillards tax increases?

    glyn Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:51 PM
  • And if you Vote Greens they will Destroy our Country.Even more than it already is,,

    janet page Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:47 PM
  • Why didn't she just answer the question? Lies, lies, and more lies...I didn't vote for her and never will. My friends and family won't either..

    Write a letter to the Prime Minister, they say..If she is going to care? No!

    I put my hand up to start a rally against it..

    Barbara Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:47 PM
  • Prime Minister what you compromise to keep you will lose.

    Cheryl Robertson Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:46 PM
  • WHAT A LIAR....MAKE HER ACCOUNTABLE...SACK HER!!!!

    ARE YOU HAPPY NOW ALL YOU WONDERFUL LABOUR VOTERS...!!!?? SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE..FIRST THEY TURN ON EACH OTHER AND NOW THEY TURN ON US. WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO RETIRE WITH LABOUR IN POWER...JUST STACK UP THE TAXES JULIA DARLING...!!

    MARY I Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:46 PM
  • This proves Bob Brown is the "de-facto" PM.
    I am sick & tired of all the lies.
    What are we going to do about it?
    How about organizing a protest with a 100000+ crown in front of Labour Party HQ and let them know how we feel. Look st people power in Eqypt and Libya

    Gerry Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:45 PM
  • Why didn't she just answer the question? Lies, lies, and more lies...I didn't vote for her and never will. My friends and family won't either..

    Write a letter to the Prime Minister, they say..If she is going to care? No!

    I put my hand up to start a rally against it..

    Barbara Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:44 PM
  • What a load, We , the Australian people don't accept what goes on, we adapt, we now have to wait until the next election and then we get to tell the government in which direction we prefer to go, no carbon tax, no questions answered with integrity or honesty, come on people don't forget and don't forgive. Australian politics is a discrace!!!We are held to ransom, the only thing missing is the gun and balaclava. Stand and deliver Australia.....

    Michael Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:31 PM
  • What a liar .
    How can she waffle on to justify her about face
    Worst PM , EVER

    max webster Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:18 PM
  • Who is Austalia's P.M.? Gillard or Brown?? Gillard deliberately rule out a carbon tax before the elections, she knew that she would have no chance of becoming P.M. So she lied as usual with all her cons, spins & lies!! Howard took the GST to the elections, that the people knew that if Howard won there would be a GST. Gillard said before elections "There will be no carbon tax under the Government I lead". Lies, lies & more lies, Gillard is certainly not to be trusted.

    Pam of Frankston Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:13 PM
  • That's alright just serve it up to the tax payers. Apparently we are rich enough to pay for everything for everybody else. Everything is means tested under this government and I have no doubt that something to do with this carbon tax will be means tested as well. Communism rules for some.

    Kate Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:13 PM
  • Australians go onto the streets in peace calling for change! calling for the PM to resign because she lied. The evidence is captured on record, this is obviously not a government she leads.

    simon t Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:10 PM
  • No problem with Taxing the rich in australia at all. Especially with the socialised structure the country has in place. Not hard to see what it takes for them to make that money. Matter of fact we can think a rich mining magnate for Julia. No problem with taxing rich people like that at all.

    David Friday 25 February, 2011 - 3:06 PM
  • The Labor Gov and Gillard squander Billions on Muslim countries, and we are to work our guts out for more Taxes... No on your Nelly....The Aussie people will NOT Stand for this CRAP.

    janet page Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:53 PM
  • Well i didn't trust Gillard from the start and she's now proven to me that she can lie like the best of them..She got caught out and now she is trying to turn it around...Go back to the kitchen Gillard

    Keith Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:52 PM
  • What an absolute clown. "Securing jobs for the future" as soon as this tax hits, jobs will be heading overseas in record numbers.

    Shes going to compensate low income households... "we do things in a labor way" aka lets tax the rich, and give to the poor. Robin Hood in action.

    MichaelG Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:47 PM
  • she just wont answer the questions Neil asks & just wont admit she is a LIAR! and by the way Julia last election was a hung parliment which says the australian people didnt really want either of you so dont say the australian people voted for your government, it was the indepentents that put your government in our votes were a waste of time...

    lisa Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:42 PM
  • Pro-coal, pro-gas, pro-oil Gillard Labor is deceiving Australia - it clearly has no intention of tackling climate change. The carbon price based on 10,000 annual Australian carbon burning-based deaths (valuation $73 billion) and the annual $9 billion subsidy for fossil fuel burning is $554/tonne carbon - yet Gillard Labor will offer perhaps $20/tonne C and then an empirically ineffective, counterproductive and fraudulent ETS. Ergo, vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Libs are even worse but do-nothing Gillard Labor has utterly betrayed pro-environment Labor voters).

    Dr Gideon Polya Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:40 PM
  • TAR AND FEATHER and then have a FULL ELECTION.
    If the people vote the feathered supporters back in then so be it and we all should get feathers

    Bob Smith Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:37 PM
  • No one is forcing power companies to raise the cost of power any more than supermarkets are forced to raise the price of food, but they're going to do it anyway regardless of a carbon tax or not.

    Why blame Julia? Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:34 PM
  • When will Politicians realise if you admit when you make a mistake or change your mind, then you blow the wind out of the attacking person's sails. The PM's arguements as to why she is introducing a carbon tax explains it but she misses the key ingredient by not starting off with "YES, I said No during the election but I have CHANGED MY MIND. I am your PM and need to govern in what I consider is in the best interests of the country at any given time and I have changed my mind because ..................".

    Joyce Anderson Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:34 PM
  • PINNOCHIO HAS GOT NOTHING THIS WOMEN.IT WILL GET BIGGER BY THE DAY.

    ian Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:33 PM
  • Theres a TV show called "LIE TO ME "is Gillard trying to get a role.

    ian Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:31 PM
  • Re: "There will be no carbon tax under the government, I lead". Haven't you realised yet that Gillard doesn't lead the Government? The leader of our government is a guy named "Brown .....". If you think this is bad, wait until July 1.

    RevKev Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:29 PM
  • Get this person out of our lives! She is ruining our once great country! She is so far removed from the average Aussie and has no right whatsoever to tell us what we want or need.
    She is a liar and I cannot be trusted ever again!

    Deb Canning Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:24 PM
  • So the question is what do we do?

    We can all whinge ... we can complain but will anybody really DO anything about it?

    Do we march on Spring Street and let them know how we feel?

    Do we do what the Egyptians did and the Lybians are now doing?

    Or do we do what we usually do and just accept it?

    Matt Walker Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:23 PM
  • Neil, congratulations for showing our PM the respect her office deserves - you were quite respectful to her - unlike the way Alan Jones spoke to her.
    I am a Julia for PM person however, very disspointed that she didn't just say to you - "Yes, I said that and I meant it at the time however, things have changed. The weather disasters around the country have made me rethink my stance and I now feel we can't afford to wait another term before acting on this".

    Joanne Bottomley Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:20 PM
  • Gillard & Her deputy Bob Brown talk about a clean energy future. If they are true to that statement why are they still selling Coal to China. If Labor or Greens are fair dinkum stop selling coal to China unless they impose a carbon dioxide tax.
    Imposing a big new tax & then compensating does not reduce usage. This is a bloody con.

    Jeremy Perera Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:15 PM
  • Those who whinge on this blog about this issue are simply hoodwinked by gotcha journalism. Climate change is happening, forget the science and just see it with your own eyes. Good on ya Julia for taking it up to Neil.

    Tim Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:15 PM
  • Phil Wright....i too am so glad you quit Australia.

    Bernie Furphy Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:14 PM
  • A Priminister, Miss Julia Gillard prepared to sell out Labor morals and pre election policy so she doesnt lose face and keeps her minority governmnet.
    All this for 30pcs of silver.

    craig Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:08 PM
  • The real Julia has certainly proved that in confronting interviews she resorts to the manners of a pig.

    Mike Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:07 PM
  • The sooner we cancel her passport and deport the nasty,lying green puppet the better the real Australia will be

    The Welsh Rare Bitch Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:03 PM
  • So people who allready live off handouts will get looked after and the rest of us will be screwed to the wall! What next Air Tax? but it's ok it will only apply to those who pay tax, GIVE ME A BREAK. Julia you are a puppet. F.U.

    Rob Friday 25 February, 2011 - 2:03 PM
  • Why are you surprised? This is the "real" Julia!

    Colin Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:59 PM
  • Julia Gillard would do herself a real favour to actually explain herself. So far she's failed to understand that's the real problem. It would be a welcome change from the overtly emotional diatribe that seems to be the norm everywhere you go lately. Instead, you get a politician who personally seems far removed from the majority of Australians and explaining nothing as she goes. If anything about the carbon scheme is speculation how about explaining it? Including where you think some people might decide to derail the process. Instead it's just silence from this indulged little brat.

    Desmond Walsh Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:54 PM
  • Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan have deliberately mislead, told porkies or lied to us the Australian People by saying one thing before the election, and then, doing the complete opposite after the election:
    16 August 2010 - Julia Gillard stated on Channel 10:
    "There will be no carbon tax under the government, I lead"
    20 August 2010 - Julia Gillard in The Australian.
    "I rule out a carbon tax"
    12 August 2010 - Wane Swan stated on the ABC:
    "WAYNE SWAN: We have made our position very clear. We have ruled it out. We have to go back to the community and work out a way in which we can put a cap on carbon pollution."
    18 August 2010 - Wayne Swan stated on Meet The Press Channel 10:
    "What we rejected is this hysterical allegation that somehow we are moving towards a carbon tax"
    A flat No by Gillard and Swan before the election becomes a Yes by Gillard and Swan in the space of a couple of weeks AFTER the election.
    So, Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan have told us the voters the most blatant lie in Australiaâ??s political history, or they have handed their Governmentâ??s power over to the Greens.
    Therefore, how can we the Australian People trust anything coming from Julia Gillard's mouth or Wayne Swanâ??s mouth.
    Julia Gillardâ??s and Wayne Swanâ??s carbon tax will not only push up electricity prices; it will increase the price of everything.
    Breathtaking!!!

    ann Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:53 PM
  • Gillard is simply a liar, and out of her depth. She simply agreed with Brown on the carbon tax to keep government.

    Speed Seeker Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:46 PM
  • CARBON TAX-Electicity, petrol gas will increase, FLOOD LEVY ON top of MEDICARE LEVY, MINERALS MINING TAX...Cuts to investing in broad Band, dropping National Hosital Scheme....ousting their Leader Kevin Rudd..Man, I dont need all this.

    peter Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:32 PM
  • Gillard is a liar, a fraud and frankly a traitor to the Australian people.

    Scott Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:29 PM
  • The introduction of a carbon tax is a disgraceful betrayal of the voters. Julia, no matter what spin you put on it,and whether its introduction has any scientific merit, the fact is you lied. If you have any integrity (which is questionable given your approach to this issue), you would call an election and let the people decide. Australia is after all a democracy and this policy has no mandate!

    Gary Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:28 PM
  • How much longer do we have to put up this excuse foir a Prime Minister ,, Every day She spits on the people of Australia, nothing but lies lies lies. We threw out Whitlam , it's time to throw out another,, today is not soon enough ...What an insult to all Australians

    Barrone Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:28 PM
  • I'd like Neil to arrange a talk between Julia and Professor Bob Carter regards Carbon, it would be nice to listen to a Scientist on this matter. Rather than a politician who hasn't quoted her scientific proof.

    Irene Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:12 PM
  • I listened to the interview with Neil Mitchell and was astounded at the way she refused to acknowledge she ever said she would not put a tax on carbon. Paul - if you say you are not going to do something and then do it, isn't that a lie? And a lie in order to manipulate her way into power - the worst sort. I am so ashamed I have ever voted labor - never again!

    jule Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:10 PM
  • She is a bloody liar. My new ringtone is her quote "there will be no carbon tax on a government i lead". And most of the australian people didnt vote for her, but we're stuck with her a useless stupid puppet who has Bob Browns hand up her backside running the show. I didn't realise we had a joint prime minister.

    Brooke Richardson Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:07 PM
  • This is a disgrace another tax how many taxes are we going to get. We need to get this government out...

    phil Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:06 PM
  • Gillard is the way she is because our version of a right winger is Neil Mitchell. Neil was just winding her up to try and keep the angry listener happy. It's a total backscratch from these people that look the same. There is a real surefire cure for taxation without representation. Isn't it just so stupid that world leaders are just talking about the environment (and taxes) but no one is talking about rebuiling economies and job sectors in any real way?

    R.F. Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:03 PM
  • Instead of Julia punishing us with this ridiculous tax, why doesn't she develop ideas much the same as the target 155 water strategy which gave consumers the opportunity to reduce their water usage and worked well in Victoria.....and maybe encourage people to reduce their power usage per quarter ie say target 50% Kilowatt reduction and if you don't then you penalised a carbon tax on your bill....If she gives people a choice rather than enforce another tax that she lied about, I'm sure it would be more acceptable to the populace. She's treating us like we are all sheep!!!

    Irene Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:03 PM
  • I run an accommodation business. Putting a carbon tax on us all is not going to help my customers. They will continue to leave all the lights running, the heaters set to 30 degrees in winter and the aircon set to 20 in summer. They do not care about how much power/energy they use. After all they are "paying for it" (they are not). All what it will do is put my costs up and then in turn increase my room rates.

    david Friday 25 February, 2011 - 1:03 PM
  • Please everyone listen to Professor Bob Carter and co, they will tell you that CO2 is not a pollutant, and there is not a Scientist that says it is!!

    Andre Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:52 PM
  • So glad I quit Australia 18 mths ago. I pity those who are unable to get out and work happily, without a lying Govt taxing its citizens out of existance.

    Hang onto your hats, you have a Green driven Govt, driven by a false ideology on Climate.

    What a disgrace!!!

    People there should do what they did in Egypt!!

    Phil Wright Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:50 PM
  • "I've seen all the evidence on Climate Change" and "spoken to the scientists". Ooooh, but I forgot to have a SINGLE meeting with my Chief Scientist before she resigned in frustration!

    Peter Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:42 PM
  • Egypt revolted because they want democracy. We have had our democracy treated with utter contempt. We need an Egytian type of revolt to restore our democracy.
    Juliar says she wants the market to set the price. Well she should be aware that the carbon markets around the world have collapsed . The last price traded at the Chicago Climate Exchange was 5 cents a tonne before it closed down.

    Mark Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:40 PM
  • How can this woman lie straight in bed?

    Liar, liar pants on fire...

    Sam Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:39 PM
  • there is no way to weasel her way out of this - she told us all a pack of lies.

    Jonno Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:38 PM
  • was this a give me to the greens for there vote to give us another tax for flood relief.Rflickseminds you of there will be no gst(john howard)just goes to show you they are all tarred with the same brush all thieves and liars.will do anything to gain power.

    bill butler Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:33 PM
  • But at the end of the day they all lie

    col Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:32 PM
  • HAVE NO RESPECT FOR JULIA OR ANY OTHER POLITICIAN. LAST ELECTION WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAVRE EVER PUT IN A DONKEY VOTE. DOES THE PRIME MINISTER THINK WE ARE ALL STUPID!!!!!!

    val sheehan Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:32 PM
  • When the government is fooled by model-creating "experts" into believing that humans cause global warming, we - as a nation - are indeed in significant trouble.

    RevKev Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:32 PM
  • Worst case scenario is $1 extra a day. The people here should get a life. :)
    Mylene Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:07 AM

    $365 dollar a year?
    Thats my car rego payment for 6 months/that my annual vehicle insurance/thats my christmas gift to my wife/thats my base telephone plan for a year, thats my base internet plan for a year.....thanks alot Gillard!!!

    peter Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:30 PM
  • julia lied agian we are getting taxed left right and centre they have short memory.with carbon tax we going to get hit hard as we need transport to ship good around and get around the place including public transport and need electicity to live that we will get charge food is going to go up politian have norrow minded memory and think for them selves bob brown how you around the with planes cars they use carbon elecritcity that means ur a hopotrict bob brown where you where on black saturday i never heard you saying anything what mother nature did

    mb Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:27 PM
  • Julia Gillard is so pathetic, she lies to the public to stay in power. She is so untrustworthy and does not deserve to be Prime Minister of this country

    Kathy Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:23 PM
  • What INFURIATES me most is the fact that this motley lot made this announcement while "our family" (Gillard's words)- New Zealand- are in the middle of the worst natural disaster in their history.
    To again use Gillard's words: utterly SHAMELESS.
    They couldn't even wait a week, till the dead have been recovered!
    To see her, the Independents & the smirking Greens with big smiles on their faces is absolutely disgusting!

    LJ Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:20 PM
  • Julia, firstly you were not voted in by the public you only got in power by the three independents.From yesterdays announcement Windsor isn't quite sure what the hell is going on and as for the giggling Oakshot pity help us.

    Ian Edmondson Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:18 PM
  • Paul J - what part of there will be no carbon tax "in any government I lead" don't you understand? Also backed up by Swan's pre-election drivel saying a carbon tax is nought but Liberal scaremongering. What barefaced effrontery for Gillard to claim that we really voted for a carbon tax. This is Government gone mad aided and abetted by the smirking Greens.

    John Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:12 PM
  • Liar! liar! liar Liar

    Milkingman of Warragul Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:09 PM
  • Julia's carbon tax is not the way to go. Why not impose heavy taxes/duties on products from China, India & US who contribute the bulk of the world's carbon. That might get these nations thinking??

    Rob Friday 25 February, 2011 - 12:03 PM
  • of course its to do with keeping the greens on side. all about power not about whats best for aussie

    iain forrest Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:55 AM
  • Gillard has got to be the worst leader ever. She has lost all crediblilty and can never be trusted again. Which Julia made this stupid decision? A total shame!
    She has got to go!!!!!!!

    Chris Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:54 AM
  • Thanks Neil for the interview and history clearly shows that the ALP doesn't know when to say sorry or offer an apology for getting it wrong and to be truthful with its supporters or voters.

    Do we really think that the Prime Minister is in the job to address our concerns??? It's all part of the ALP's agenda and the Federal Government to which Julia Gillard is its leader are more interested in addressing their party's platform than governing for all.

    Julia Gillard should remember that she and her team are only supported by the Independents. Leaving out the Greens MHR, the support for the government could change at anytime.

    We know that the Prime Minister said that it's a tax. Julia Gillard thinks that all Australians are in a class-room and her being the teacher.

    What we need to engage in is a debate on Motor Vehicle emissions.
    The teacher doesn't like criticism or perhaps being side-tracked but the government is about inflicting as much pain on the Australian community.

    The PM says that electricity is going up. Therefore to 3AW, I pose this question. Does the Australian Constitution contain any provision for the Federal Government to implement a National Price Control system?

    2. Has Australian seen such a system in play during the 1980's?

    Canberra Observer Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:52 AM
  • Like Americans, you all got fooled into voting for someone who won't keep promises. Good luck with that.

    Rick G Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:49 AM
  • Is the Australian public that stupid, when would you ever beleive what a politican say's or promises, all politicans are tared with the same brush and are professional liars, would I teach my child to look up too a politican, no way !!!!
    Why would our prime minister care if a carbon tax hurts the everyday person in the street when she gets free travel, a over priced wage and people at her call to do her bidding, if you voted labour then you should be proud, if you voted the greens then you should be as equally proud, it is after all your fault you voted for them.

    Ross Keogh Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:46 AM
  • What a bunch of crap.Here we go again. Another cash grab from the mug worker/taxpayer. I sick and tired of it and I am over it!! The government has given so much money away and wasted it on schemes such as the insulation scheme and the education building revolution that it has run out. I bet they are broke!! People, be prepared to be very very poor if this tax is introduced. We the people are the GOVERNMENT not these overpaid windbags that are called politicians. Bring on a Federal Election!!!

    Anthony Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:46 AM
  • Gillard didn't lie read her comments before the election and it's obvious she didn't. Mitchel like the other shills is just trying to help his right wing mates out.

    Paul J Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:41 AM
  • Thanks Neil for standing up for the workers and people of Australia.....you exposed Juliar.... for the liar she is ... the only person using semantics is Juliar as she tried to twist her way out of her `No carbon tax` pre-election statement. Classic commo tactic ... use manipultive language to excuse and justify actions and lies. Juliar treats Australians as fools with answers she gave today re her No carbon Tax statement

    Joan Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:31 AM
  • Can't understand the problem, we all voted labour, so why complain about something that we have caused to happen?

    Enoch Powell Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:30 AM
  • JG - lies, spin and avoidance. An unelected PM dodging reality

    Paul Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:22 AM
  • Bad enough to betray our trust, but to also insult our intelligence with such blatant spin as "market mechanism". puhleeeze!!

    Lis Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:21 AM
  • Techinically she hasn't misled anyone. Doing what she wanted (and told to by someone) from the start. Labor/Coalition, worst leader ever. Australia's own Obama.

    Matt Dawson Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:20 AM
  • I feel like screaming when I hear over and over again "carbon pollution"

    Be honest Gillard if you can

    It is CO2 you mean and that is NOT a pollutant,rather it is a life force,and the traced in the air are minimal

    Also, be honest and tell us if we have to bear this impost exactly what effect will it have on the world's emissions of CO2 levels!

    Utter balderdash is all you are talking -that and HawkerBritton daily spin phrases!!

    Jazza Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:20 AM
  • There's something not right about a woman who walks away from a lucrative law career. Even if that ultimate goal is to come back to it with a PM level of experience. She's definately up to no good which means this move is no good. Probably an eye on something after office. Eitherway she's just a liberal in labor clothing and shouldn't be confused as anything else.

    B Jenkins Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:18 AM
  • Where were these calls to rebel when Howard was in power? You all must have fell for his "boom years" rhetoric. Like Kennett both were over selling the fac they were doing what they're supposed to do. As for Gillard, without a doubt everyone here critical of her knows EVERYTHING about international politics, law, economics, etc. Right? Thought not.

    Patrick M Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:14 AM
  • Gillard (wanna-gunna) is out of her depth in most situations and now she is a proven liar and a puppet of the Greens. To see her and the Clown Brown standing there yesterday made me realse what a sad, sick governement we now have. The Australian people should not allow this to go on one more day. Take it back to the people!

    Ken of Euroa Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:12 AM
  • All she's done is move money around to pretend that the government has done something. They're all as bad as each other in canberra. At least Rudd tried to create/stimulate an industry to put money in people's pockets. As for Neil, hard to believe he's what passes for right wing in this country.

    Geoff Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:11 AM
  • Our democratic process has been undermined. You can't have our most senior person of our country lying to its people. If Julia gets away with this then our whole election process will be compromised forever. Labour cleary hasn't been wathcing what has been happening around the world when you take the people for granted.

    Ern Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:07 AM
  • Worst case scenario is $1 extra a day. The people here should get a life. :)

    Mylene Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:07 AM
  • That woman displays all the characteristics of a female ogre, irrespective of the stare and voice let alone attitude. But,but but but .....as she says the people of Australia all voted for a climate change tax which is not exactly a carbon tax. What tax? don't know. How much? Don't know, will charge you a sum to be determined by the GanGreens even though contract already signed. Would you get Labor to run a dog wash? Now running our economy. Then Australians voted as she confirms, she's right. We are hopeless mugs and she knows it. Too dumb and too gutless to even slightly emulate Egypt or Libya.
    Carbon dioxide is the word.

    Melina Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:02 AM
  • Just curious kim how will charging companies a carbon tax , actually going to save the enviroment for future generations ,real action and solutions would be a better option and even then the universe and nature wil be the things to dictate the weather patterns as they always have, we are a mere hiccup ,alittle insignificant speck in the big picture.

    TRACY Friday 25 February, 2011 - 11:01 AM
  • Liar.
    Climate change is NOT man made, it's socialist policy.
    Joolia and Bob revolt me.

    Nicholas Crawford Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:58 AM
  • Gillard you treacherouos witch. At least Howard had a reason for selling Australia's integrity regarding the Iraq invasion. What's yours? Meantime, what the hell have you actually done to help the economy? Jobs? Health? You're no better than the other side of the parliament as you all serve up Australians to the few.

    Liar! Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:57 AM
  • There is no point in Neil asking questions as she responds with her own questions and answers.

    Next time Neil should just hand Julia the microphone to say whatever she wants.

    As for the NBN, what an excellent idea to spend billions of dollars for faster internet. It would be really useful if she was able to explain the benefits to the economy, as I fail to see how faster internet will make a difference.

    Dan Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:56 AM
  • what does she mean The Australian Public support the TAX she is bloody joke. if it was not for requiring the Bloody Greens she would not do it. suggestion if Bob Brown was serious about carbon give him a row boat to cross base strait and a bike to get to ACT

    Alan Antoney Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:51 AM
  • Joolia is a toxic liar.
    We are governed by the loony greens ..... a new election please.

    Nicholas Crawford Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:48 AM
  • Bully Boys Friday you must suffer selective hearing and a moran with it. What I heard was a beligerent pretend PM lying' lying and lying more. She proved the without a doubt the woman is a pathological liar, so lets get out every word she uttered in the last election. And United States Senate has kick out all funding for the UN IPCC the arch fraudulent science producer, there is an indicator where they are going with climate change deception as will thier President at the very next election.

    mick Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:47 AM
  • Well said stan i totally agree finding real solution's to problems is the way to go ,not charging some carbon tax and then patting youself on the back saying look at me aren't i clever and then forgetting about tax is not actually going to change anything enviromentally, just going to really hurt peoples pockets . no solution.

    TRACY Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:46 AM
  • Julia is the finest, most upstanding, highest quality person displaying true socialist integrity that the labor party has ever had. She has this auroa of "I will tell you anything to placate the moment now...get outa my way!"

    Ned.R. Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:45 AM
  • OMG THE ONLY BULLY HERE TODAY IS JULIA GILLARD NOT MITCHELL AND JONES BET YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE (bullyboys)VOTED FOR HER SHAME ON YOU!!!!

    TRACY Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:42 AM
  • JU-LIAR JU-LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!

    At least admit you lied Julia!

    Rosemary Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:40 AM
  • I am so tired of Politicians backflipping on a range of issues. They are supposedly elected on the basis that we agree with their election promises and want to see them implemented. For once, can we have an honest Politician take office instead of people too interested in their own agendas!!!

    Brigitte Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:39 AM
  • I'm delighted to see a carbon tax set for Australia. As a low-income earner and student I am happy to pay more for services in order to reduce pollution in this country for future generations.

    kim Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:38 AM
  • Lies and taxes,get ready for more...

    Steve Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:38 AM
  • volcano erupts airports close and then weather goes nuts-why cause that volcano released MORE CARBON than man EVER has ,climate change happens every 10,000 yrs with or without us earth coming out of a very quiet 10,000 yr weather cycle ,weather now is just being normal for earth in fact can be a lot worse ,do some research its scary. so what will we carbon tax nature now cause it releases more carbon than us .just a money grab jooolya

    TRACY Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:35 AM
  • Thank you Neil, how she can dismiss her lie is beyond me buty her shrill belies her confidence. She is gone. Community is livid.

    Maggie Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:33 AM
  • How many more lies do we have to put up with from this woman, she never answers a question just spin spin spin.She was"nt voted in by the majority only by the independants.Bring on another election.

    Irene Cosgrove Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:27 AM
  • She is a BLOODY LIAR. The sooner we get rid of this band of INCOMPETENTS in Canberra the better.

    Fiona Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:27 AM
  • Neil should have told the PM to not to patronise him.
    Grumpy girl told him he was 'silly' and then not answer the questions.

    Keith Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:23 AM
  • Yeah ...the Labor way of dealing with anything is to raise taxes and then waste the money.....

    australianliberalist Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:20 AM
  • Just heard the interview with Alan Jones and the Prime Minister and the lack of respect is just astounding. Neil was a bit more respectful, but again tried to bully the PM. She's held her ground quite admirably against both and maintained her composure well.

    Bully Boys Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:20 AM
  • Much energy is used to produce goods that we throw away eg fridges.If we legislate that warranty periods double for example (including imports),this will result in less energy wastage.As for a carbon tax..phooey and julia you just lost our trust.

    stan Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:19 AM
  • Gotta luv the comments about how after the election people said the govt wouldnt work but it does and how wonderful it is - but doesnt mention its based on Independents who are terrified of being unemployed if there is another election, what a absolute goose she is. If she was real Julia she would call an election.

    Rankin Voter Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:16 AM
  • Let me tell You another thing that is ALSO REAL Ms Gillard, not only CLIMATE CHANGE:

    You're Government is a Failure. You have done NOTHING BUT SPEND, SPEND, SPEND - Tax Payers Money for next to NO RETURN on INVESTMENT.

    Kevin Rudds' NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN TO FUND HOSPITALS; spent $30 Million of TAX PAYER DOLLARS JUST to advertise it on TV - and then after You knifed Mr. Rudd, threw it clear out the window.

    The National Broadband Network, $40 Billion dollars for something we do NOT NEED, NOR CAN WE AFFORD it.
    Prime Minister, You cannot DENY YOU HAVE A RECORD NOW;
    You are Clutching at Straws because You have committed money Australia does not have - and all You can do is create more TAXES. The AUSTRALIAN GOV'MENT ARE A BUNCH OF INCOMPETENT NINCOMPOOPS... AND THEY SHOULD BE THROWN OUT...!

    Peter Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:14 AM
  • Weâ??re into long term solutions.

    Then Victorian Premier Steve Bracks comments on the Liberalsâ?? election proposal for a desalination plant, November 13, 2006 shortly before the 2006 state election.

    Recycling and conservation will secure Melbourneâ??s water supply, The energy generation of a desalination plant is enormous, the intrusion on the community is enormous and, of course, its extraordinarily expensive.

    Miss Gillard has the same spin

    col Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:13 AM
  • Maybe though she didn't lie. She "A government I lead" is she leading the current Govt or is it Bob Brown?

    Sergio Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:09 AM
  • Joolya ranted on to only allow her intended spiel. I expected Neil to 'cut' the interview when she answered his 'no' with her 'no' - and continued regardless. Other than 'cutting' the interview at that point, Neil could have finished with the basic fact that Joolya got her votes based on a lie, and she was not elected as PM.

    Jo Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:08 AM
  • Why is that female callers all seem to be backing the PM and then complain of gender bias when men complain about her performance

    Sergio Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:07 AM
  • She is a bloody liar just like the rest of her goverenment. She did anything and everything to stay in power, including stabbing her own leader in the back. Go for it Tony, give her heaps.

    Graham Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:07 AM
  • Well done, Prime Minister Gillard.

    At last we will get the carbon pricing that John Howard promised in 2007. I wonder, Neil, if you would have been as aggressive to John Howard. I think not.

    Tony Abbott inciting people to 'revolt' is hysterical but what else would you expect from a bullyboy.

    Peter Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:06 AM
  • It sounds like a deceitful increase in GST.

    kim Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:05 AM
  • Maybe we are now seeing the REAL Julia

    Kenn Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:03 AM
  • I should stop reading the paper every morning as it makes me so angry with Gillard the liar and Brown the clown.
    Being a pensioner will be a struggle enough but I am more concerned for my kids and grandkids

    Alan Lawson Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:02 AM
  • It is certainly NOT gender based as some listeners have suggested. I am female and feel completely dudded by this woman who pretends to be Australia's choice of Prime Minister. What difference is a carbon tax in little Australia going to make to global climate change - if indeed there is any such thing? Also is Julia prepared to curb her use of her specially equipped jet for trippiong off around the world to attend whatever talk fest she so desires?

    Yvonne Swan Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:02 AM
  • I called on air and mentioned how Julia Gillard has backstabbed Kevin, Rudd I want to clarify, I'm not saying that she is back stabbing the Australian people however I think he acts of betrayal against Kevin Rudd were disgusting and unacceptable, I'm not sure that she could be trusted and doesnt display honorable anticts from her former conduct. I look forward in seeing leaders standing for integrity and righteusness.

    Brendon Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:01 AM
  • Hold the front Page.... Politicians Lie! Get over it people...

    Sam Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:01 AM
  • Why can they not answer a question? the australian people dont want a carbon tax, wake up PM

    Shane Hodge Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:01 AM
  • This government has not EVER succeeded in doing ANYTHING. Can anyone name a single project which has been properly carried out by these clowns?
    The wealth people like me have created is being diverted into the government/clown economy and this country is DOOMED.
    When Bob Brown smiles, hold on to your wallet.

    mark Friday 25 February, 2011 - 10:00 AM
  • no wonder she got a long nose

    l ross Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:58 AM
  • aaaaggghhhhhh this woman is an out and out liar!

    Heather Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:57 AM
  • A few months ago Julia Gillard stated there would be no carbon tax.
    Now she's done an about face and states there will be a carbon tax.
    However she further insults us by not advising the cost of the tax, what products will be affected, who will have to pay the tax and how much we will need to pay for this tax.
    This behaviour is disgraceful and insulting to the Australian people. She has clearly capitulated to The Greens and we're all expected to just accept her change of mind and believe her motives are pure. Amazing!

    Amanda Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:56 AM
  • Lies and more lies. Is she trying to bring home carbon tax now because of the floods, cyclone and now earthwakes. She is playing on the fear and dispair we are currently feeling.

    Climate change has a lot of factors, one big one that I was told more than forty years ago was that as the worlds orbit gets closer to the sun, we will be effected by floods, heat etc. Yes we are now in a more throw away living society. But a carbon tax? So are they going to tax us for breathing and farting as well.

    Councils stoped people putting water intanks, and building dams, but govenment didn't do any thing to clear, improve or build new waters ways and storages. Thus when it rained water ran off and flooded roads & etc who is to blame govenments or world carbon emmissions.

    Once govenments put in a tax it never get taken out eg petrol tax, but they alter the figures continually to boost their own coppers.

    Shame on Julia for her lies and the weakness of the labour party for not thinking things through. Give actual facts and figures, give people a change to have their say before actually bringing new taxes that we don't need and can't afford.

    Linda Donis Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:54 AM
  • How does Julia Gillard expect the pensioners to survive all the taxes she seems to really enjoy posing on us. Impossible. Get reraol Ms Gillard.

    Val Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:49 AM
  • It seems to me that the Prime Minister is demonstrating an arrogance beyond her mandate. It is unfaire to the voters when the government has to pander to all the fringes for support.
    My goodness, what effect will our piddling economy have on the carbon production, we are no longer producers, but exporters. Without a Global commitment, our carbon tax will be a drop in the ocean.

    Dan Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:48 AM
  • The carbon tax is the best tax she can implement. It keeps the Greens happy whilst introducing a revenue raiser needed to help compensate for the great waste the Labor Party has again been responsible for.

    Hans Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:48 AM
  • She is unbelievable...we are being slugged again...power increases, smart meters we don't want, power increases, flood tax, petrol increases etc etc etc when is this gonna end, we'll become a third world country soon.....whose propaganda is she listening too!!!Bullsh...WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT THIS!!!!!NOT VOTING FOR LABOUR AGAIN WHILE SHE'S GOVERNING..BRING BACK KEVIN

    Irene Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:46 AM
  • With regard to the carbon tax; who and how is it to be collected, who administers the funds and what will the funds be used for? Surely the funds won't just disappear into consolidated revenue. As a person, (along with many others), with limited disposable income I personally will have to be more careful with what I spend my money on. This decision cannot possibly stimulate recovery in the economy.

    David Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:40 AM
  • Julia, tax after tax after tax, can't wait until she is no longer PM, and I don't have to hear her annoying voice anymore! I will throw a no more Julia Party.

    Jay Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:37 AM
  • Unlike Howard's GST at least the poor will get some protection from this tax. Abbott has a real nerve calling for a people's revolt considering he was part of bringing in a GST after little Johnny Howard said he never would. Well done Julia for having the guts to do what is necessary for the good of the environment and future generations, not for the good of Tony Abbott's rich mates.

    Tax the Mining Companies Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:37 AM
  • what a joke...hope all those labor voters are happy....morons

    Gray Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:33 AM
  • I don't want a lair running MY country, the australian people didn't vote her in, the greens did!.... bring on another election ASAP

    Brad Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:31 AM
  • well well suprise suprise julia you always asume we the public want this carbon crap, well dont speak for me mrs gillard i cant keep being taxed at the rate you think i can and dont tell me the rest of the world are doing the same as they are not . its all about surplus and nothing else , well youve your and your goverments death warrent bring on the election ive this labour crap and to think i was a labour voter for years .
    we didnt elect you julia .

    mark Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:28 AM
  • why does australia have to do everything on world climate change, to hard basket case to do it, no one else is interested exceptthose greenies, no more taxes and i lost faith in labour..bye

    tony Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:27 AM
  • Gillard has just proven how big a liar she really is also that it is not Labor but the Greens that are running this country.

    Perhaps it is time for Tony Abbot to break his promise to not block supply and block it, so that we can have another Election
    Rene

    Rene Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:19 AM
  • Geez
    Lucky little Johny never lied......um....hold on...

    Bane Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:17 AM
  • I am getting sick of People and the PM saying the Australian people voted them in. Labor won in a hung parliament. The Greens and independent vote won Labor power. The Greens now seem to be getting what they want. Very cunning PM will do anything to stay on top and please the powers keeping her there, even lie. Rudd was proof of her mateship and honesty.

    Tom Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:17 AM
  • Oh My God, si she for real we must all be stupid. New elecetion!!I feel sick listening to this interview

    daniela Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:16 AM
  • You lied & mislead us with your No Carbon Tax promise and get upset at some figures in the newspapers & say They are misleading.[What a Hypocrite] 17 votes lost already...

    J.R.Kelly Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:12 AM
  • Julia, I've had a gutful of you.

    Are you capable of making any decision that doesn't end up costing us money??

    You are so deep into our pockets with your money grabbing for your wasteful schemes, why don't you do something positive for the country and it's economy instead of tearing us apart.

    You are in the process of destroying Australia with every decision you make and THAT will be your legacy.

    Chris of Parkdale Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:10 AM
  • This women is a liar how can we believe anything she says.
    Another tax because she has no idea how to grow an economy that her party has wrecked.
    Jooolia the bad joke and she is taking this country to the cleaners she has no idea.

    P.O Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:03 AM
  • Ms Gillard. What absolute rubbish you talk. You cannot answer a straight question - you lied. Just calling a "Carbon Tax" by another name "Pricing of Carbon" is just semantics. Neil is not the one wanting answers, it is us - the Australian public who have to put up with you for another 3-4 years. Also, what happens to the money raised by "Pricing Carbon"? How does this reduce the carbon usage when we have no alternatives to electricity production, household gas and petrol/LPG for transport? If you were real and invested the money raised into developing nuclear energy for Australia this would then reduce our coal fired production and we could also then move towards electric cars for transport in cities. Get real Ms Gillard. Call another election now and see how quickly you are out on your ar*e.

    Deane of Officer Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:00 AM
  • Party, Party, Party-Tax, Tax, Tax, seems Julia is having the time of her life while we all will suffer. With the sun and planets contributing to 'climate change' how is she going to tax that?

    Lynne Friday 25 February, 2011 - 9:00 AM
  • I'm one of these high income earners, because I run a big business that employs several people and I do good work. What's left for me in this country? Flood levy, carbon tax with my money compensating low income earners...I can move somewhere efficient like Singapore or Hong Kong and I may well do that. Julia needs to understand that tax can't grow an economy, only businesses like mine can.

    rech Friday 25 February, 2011 - 8:52 AM
  • PLEASE BRING ON THE NEXT ELECTION JULIA IS CLEARLY NOT IN TOUCH WITH THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE

    HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR LEADERSHIP JULIA AS YOU ARE GORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jayne Friday 25 February, 2011 - 8:50 AM
  • How out of touch with the public are you Ms Gillard... as a middle income earner I am furious that you seem to think I can cope with huge increases in the cost of living.
    Get real!!

    adam Friday 25 February, 2011 - 8:49 AM
  • Carbon Tax, Flood Tax, Tax, Tax, Tax. Waiting for the earthquake tax to come up as a great idea by Australia's worst Government in History,

    Peter Friday 25 February, 2011 - 8:23 AM
  • No I am not the JoooLiar, but a fed up member of the public, I vote for public demonstrations against this Climate Change rubbish being foisted on us, so that big conglomerates who have invested heavily in renewables can make even more money. Bring on the next election/

    Julia Leigh Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 9:22 PM
  • Malcolm Turnbull is Mr Macquarie Bank and Macquarie Bank will make a fortune out of an ETS. Three of the biggest proponents of cap and trade or an ETS were Bear Sterns, Goldman Sachs and Leman Brothers. The only one left is Goldman Sachs and there have engineered every boom bust over the past 80 years and guess who Malcolm Turnbull is known too?

    mark Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 8:42 PM
  • You people make me sick, do you ever wonder why the conservatives lost power? Arrogance and the loss of humanity for your fellow man might be it. Point scoring whilst death is at the doorstep is so UnAustralian.

    Cheryl Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 8:20 PM
  • Gillard most voters didn't vote you in as P.M. it was the Independents that made you P.M. You said before the election "There will be no carbon tax under the Government I lead" Well we should have known more lies, spins & more lies!! Who is running our country Gillard or Brown??

    Pam of Frankston Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 8:02 PM
  • Another hip pocket reason not to vote Labor,project stuff ups and tax>...

    Steve Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 7:27 PM
  • Ask loopy Lenny,he will tell you what caused the Quake he thinks he is Nostradamus...

    Steve Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 7:20 PM
  • The loopy greens are running the country,more proof today!!

    Steve Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 7:16 PM
  • What an original idea Mark.

    Nathan Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 6:45 PM
  • At least I was able to vote on a GST at an election. Why didn't you tell us you were going to introduce one you evil woman before we voted?
    You are an embarassment to Australia lady.

    Donald Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 6:11 PM
  • More Labour lies, we should not be surprised, Bracks lied about the tollway and crown, Brumbie lied about everything, the crazy thing is, we voted for them.

    Enoch Powell Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 5:57 PM
  • The rorting ranga would have you believe that the Christchurch earthquake was a direct result of coal mining!
    A carbon tax is the only way Gillard can get the budget into surplus by 2012.
    She certainly is a disgrace... but then again, aren't most lawyers...???

    Gerard Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 5:36 PM
  • PM Julia Gillard has betrayed Australia by inaction over man-made climate change. Australia's domestic plus exported greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution has increased under Labor and is expected to increase to about 150% of 2000 level by 2020 whereas top climate scientists and analysts say the CO2 pollution of Australia (a world leader in per capita GHG pollution) should be reduced to zero by 2020 (Google BZE). Pro-coal, pro-gas, pro-oil Labor is an accessory to 10,000 Australians deaths each year from the effects of pollutants from carbon combustion (3,000 from coal burning for power, 2,000 from vehicle exhausts and 3,000 from other combustion, excluding bush fires). Accordingly, vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Libs are worse but Labor betrays Labor voters).

    Dr Gideon Polya Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 5:27 PM
  • Correction Joooo_Liar

    Milton Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 5:15 PM
  • JooooLier and the Gangreens give me an alternative source of power and I will gladly take it, but in the meatime get the hell out of our lives. They need to go.

    Milton Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 5:06 PM
  • The Gangreen party has won. We are all stuffed thanks to Gillard Labor and the irrelevant indipendents. They should be proud of it.

    Wendyt Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 4:43 PM
  • I'm still waiting for Ms Gillard to detail how many degrees her carbon tax will reduce global temperatures by?

    Without that key bit of information it is impossible for taxpayers judge if it is worth it or not.

    G. David Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 4:36 PM
  • what we need is an Egpyt type of revolt. All costs will be passed on to the end user

    Mark Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 4:11 PM
  • As if the cost of living isn't enough Julia.
    Levies and now a carbon price - where does it all end?
    Why are you appeasing the Greens at the expense of ordinary Australians??
    Do you know just how difficult it is to survive at the moment?? I bet you don't with your feet up at the Lodge.

    Maureen Thursday 24 February, 2011 - 4:06 PM

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