A close look at Abbott’s Direct Action plan

The next election will not be until 2013, barring misfortune or worse. But let’s give these polls their due for a second. What if Kevin Rudd’s aortic valve gave out this weekend, and the Government of Julia Gillard fell?

What exactly are the policies of the Coalition, and would they work? After all, there’s been plenty of media scrutiny of the Government’s carbon tax. There’s been precious little on the Opposition’s own carbon policy, which it calls “Direct Action”, or the many sweeping statements on climate change and the carbon tax by Tony Abbott.

On Monday night on the ABC’s PM program, Stephen Long finally examined some of Tony Abbott’s claims. In a stunning piece of forensic investigation, Long single-handedly dismantled the distortions, misrepresentations and bald-faced lies that Tony Abbott continues to advance — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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