"Ross Garnaut has an unusual concept of democracy. The Prime Minister goes to the country promising "there will be no carbon tax under the 264 I lead". Once in office, she then proposes to implement one, with the added twist of making repeal by a future 264 prohibitively costly. Yet, according to Garnaut, rejection of the 264's proposed legislation would amount to a failure of Australian democracy on a historical scale, indeed to "a corruption of democracy" caused by "distortion of reality and abuse of truth". "
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