Talk of repeal
WEDNESDAY, 9/11/2011 pm.gov.au
Today Prime Minister Gillard delivered a speech to the Carbon Expo where she spoke about yesterday's historic passing of the Clean Energy Future Bills by the Parliament.
The event brought together Australian business leaders and their international counterparts in Melbourne where they shared their ideas about carbon reduction.
In her speech the Prime Minister said,
"Yes there is talk of repeal but history shows that spoilers always fail.
We saw it with Medicare.
We saw it with universal superannuation.
Reforms loudly opposed at the time.
But when the chance for repeal come, our opponents did nothing.
They squibbed it.
Because they knew that Australians had come to understand these reforms and accept their value for the future of our nation.
Because they understand governments must walk the reform road and make the big calls.
The big decisions that demand courage at the time and which, when we look back, no one would seek to undo."
Read the full speech here.