Ms Gillard promised she would not introduce it.
She and Mr Swan heaped scorn on the then opposition for the suggestion that Labor would introduce it.
The nation saw Labor as liars when they did introduce it.
Energy prices and business costs have gone up because of it.
An optimistic forecast of its effect … restraining the increase in world temperature by 0.0034°C by 2100.
Prior to the last election Labor promised to abolish it.
The electorate certainly gave the Coalition Government the mandate to abolish it.
Today Labor joined with the Green to frustrate its removal.
It may be detrimental to the economy, useless for the environment but anything that hampers Australia’s recovery is good news for Labor because it reflects on Abbott.