There is, it would seem, no price rise that cannot be blamed on the carbon price. Even by association.
Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has continued its war on the carbon price in the most unlikely of places today, the sports pages.
Former footballer and now pundit Neil Cordy wrote this piece about the surge in ticket prices for the upcoming footy finals, noting that this weekend’s preliminary final featuring the Sydney Swans at the ANZ Stadium in Homebush, would be twice the cost of the rugby league finals at the same ground.
Nothing too controversial about for the carbon market, it would seem, apart from this curious paragraph near the end: “It is not known if the Gillard Goverment’s carbon tax has had any impact on AFL ticket pricing.” And then it’s back to the footy.
Where did that come from? Or was he having a dig at his own paper’s coverage of the carbon tax issue. Hard to tell.