Under Kevin Rudd, there's a quick fix to every problem, argues Henry Ergas.
THE Prime Minister stands at the mouth of the Murray and proclaims Australia must act now if we are to save our environmental heritage.
At the 2020 Summit, the best and brightest in the land demand bosses allow employees 30 minutes a day for exercise. Climate Change Minister Penny Wong and economist Ross Garnaut equate an emissions trading scheme with financial deregulation and tariff reform. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel tells us a scheme based on far-reaching price regulation FuelWatch) is a good idea because the ACCC's 'rigorous assessment' of its effects found weekly average petrol prices in Perth fell by 1.9c a litre after itsimplementation. 264_spins_its_way_out_of_trouble.pdf