The Guardian reports:
As the Liberal Party unleashed its first round of election advertisements on the major television networks on Sunday night, one positive about the Coalition’s policy agenda, one negative about Rudd; the Opposition leader blasted the imminent carbon shift from Labor.
Abbott pointed to the lack of concrete detail about the government’s plans, and argued Labor was “manipulating the news by briefing things out and the news briefings aren’t followed by specific announcements.”
“So in effect, Kevin Rudd yet again is using the media for his own purposes and I’m surprised people allow themselves to be used in this way. But on the assumption that there is going to be a change, look, it’s just another Kevin con job,” Abbott said.
“He’s changed its name but he hasn’t abolished the tax. You will still pay and it will still hurt, it’s as simple as that. Another Kevin con job. He’s changed its name, he hasn’t abolished the tax. You will still pay and it will still hurt.”