Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, February 3:

For too long Australian policymaking has been focused on short-term outcomes dictated by the electoral cycle … If Australia is to effectively confront the challenges of the future, we need to develop an agreed national direction that looks at the next 10 years and beyond.

Which, obviously, would exclude any discussion of the petrol price.

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