Labor hopeful of petrol price kick

Petrol prices are on the way down again.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

Probably a foolhardy prediction. Labor to improve in the opinion polls. There. I've broken the habits of a lifetime and written about polling. And it's got nothing to do with the coming of 1 July revealing to the public that Tony Abbott has been spouting nonsense about the impact of a carbon tax. My guess is that it's another hip pocket matter that will make people feel happier about Julia Gillard and her team. Petrol prices are on the way down again.

A super clarification. I confess to having difficulty in understanding how the 3% increase in superannuation contributions that the Labor government trumpets in its Stronger, Fairer, Simpler package of tax reforms has anything at all to do with the mining tax that is its centrepiece. Hence I was grateful when a reader sent me a short radio clip from a few months ago featuring the Labor MP for Canberra Gai Brodtmann designed to explain all. Have a listen to this:

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