I’ve asked this on a couple other threads, maybe you being Australian can answer — I read that Abbot says it the carbon tax will take 3 years to eliminate. Why so long?
I think he's being misunderstood. He said this in his victory speech last night and he was talking about all the things he was going to do in his first term - a term here is normally three years. So the three years was a reference to 'my first term' not a statement that it would necessarily take all three years.