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Big pricing gap prompts concern for our industries' competitiveness.
The fact that the media have begun to focus on Tony Abbott rather than Julia Gillard ahead of the introduction of the carbon tax is a telling sign of things to come.
Those who support action to reduce carbon output underestimated the impact of rising power prices on public perceptions. Now they face a Gina Rinehart-led backlash and a government that lacks the support to deliver.
The carbon tax may only be two days old, but already business leaders are warning prices will start rising – and they better get used to it.