Reports that National Party MPs were tricked by their Liberal colleagues into supporting higher fuel excises with a threat to abolish the diesel fuel rebate will send shock waves through rural Australia.
If Prime Minster Abbott chooses not to publicly deny this ruse rural Australians will have no choice but to judge his silence to be a confirmation.
The decision to raise fuel excises will hit rural and regional communities and farm families hardest.
It appears the Nats have been caught with their moleskins down. The losers again are those living and working rural and regional Australia.
WEDNESDAY, 4 JUNE 2014