Keneally lets off carbon tax steam

Keneally lets off carbon tax steam

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Kristina Keneally. Picture: Twitter.

Kristina Keneally. Picture: Twitter.

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FORMER Labor Premier Kristina Keneally has broken ranks by criticising the Gillard Government’s soon-to-be-introduced carbon tax.

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FORMER Labor Premier Kristina Keneally has broken ranks by criticising the Gillard Government’s soon-to-be-introduced carbon tax.

She created waves when she said on Twitter “Federal Labor needs to do something about it; dial it back; give more relief, something. It’s hurting electorally”.

Asked if she was switching to the Liberal Party, Ms Keneally responded: “It was not a policy Labor took to the election, in fact, quite the opposite."

Ms Keneally publicly supported the carbon tax in the lead-up to her failed bid to retain government in NSW last March.

But Ms Keneally, the State MP for Heffron, reiterated her new position in a television interview on Tuesday night, saying Prime Minister Julia Gillard needed to revoke the policy, or lessen its impact.

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