SHE has a mountain to move to convince Australian voters to support her carbon price package but Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the evidence backing her position is as “high as Mount Everest”.
Over the weekend it emerged British Prime Minister David Cameron had praised Ms Gillard’s carbon price package as “bold and ambitious”.
In a letter penned from 10 Downing Street, Mr Cameron said Ms Gillard’s policy “will add momentum to those, in both the developed and developing world, who are serious about dealing with this urgent threat”.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott dismissed Labor’s delight over the endorsement as “cultural cringe to the old country”.
On Monday, Ms Gillard said the letter added to the increasing amount of proof that her policy was the correct path.
“It’s another piece of evidence in a mounting pile, a pile as high as Mount Everest, that nations around the world are acting and we can’t afford to be left behind,” she told ABC Radio.