As Julia Gillard warned tough budget choices lay ahead, the Opposition Leader said the $36 billion network was an “expensive luxury that Australia cannot afford”.
“The one thing you don't do is re-do your bathroom when the roof has just been blown off and that's the situation that we find ourselves in right now,” he said.
That sure sounds like you're using the flood disaster to grind an axe there Tony. Your party's newspaper has been all over Bob Brown, accusing him of doing the same for pointing out coal's complicity in climate extremes. Hypocrisy much?