The Age understands the scheme will cost more than the revenue it raises over its first four years, with most of the cost blow-out coming in the first two years. It is expected to become budget neutral laterAnother first for Team Gillard. What a crew.
UPDATE: The nose isn't right and the hair should be a touch ruddier, but English artist John Everett Millais captures both our PM's pasty complexion and her imminent fate -- political fate, that is -- in this 1851 rendering of Ophelia, driven to madness and self-destruction by a demented Hamlet (frequently mistaken on Elsinore's battlements for Bob Brown).
She is dead in the water, our PM. The sooner an election sweeps her away for good, the sooner adults can begin making things a little less rotten in our very own Denmark on the Cotter.