… or hopes she is, as she has written to me asking me for favours.
Suddenly I’ve received -personally addressed – a request to submit a bit of a skills audit on myself and what I’d like to do to support Kate’s own support role in the federal government’s carbon tax $12 million ad campaign.
I vaguely remember having received a letter years ago from Kate Lundy celebrating some feminist milestone – so clearly I’ve been on an inactive mailing list for some time.
Does this mean that Labor are even worried in their safest of safe seats, and are combing through the most marginal of their lists? Are rusted-on Canberra Labor voters turning? Would love to see the local research polling that’s driving this.
I responded with a polite call to Lundy’s office explaining that I’m not happy with the “overcompensation” angle to the tax – at my (middle income) expense. Happy to wear a carbon tax on an equitable basis, and pay my share – but not keen on overcompensation that will mean low-income-earners aren’t encouraged to change their carbon consumption behaviours. Oh, and definitely not happy about a $12 million ad campaign at my expense …