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Good afternoon. Welcome to

the program. I'm David

Spears. John Howard used to

call it cleaning the

barnacles, scraping away

those un popular pieces of

the policy armoury to clean

up the ship and get it ready

for an election. It looks

like that's what Labor is

doing at the moment as well.

Two weeks ago Julia Gillard

backed down on asylum

seekers, embracing Nauru and

Manus Island as offshore

processing centres. Today it

was the carbon tax. No,

they're not getting rid of

the carbon tax, they're not

even lowering the price or

moving to an emissions

trading scheme earlier than