After clumsily comparing his climate change policy with the need to prevent fat people from eating Big Macs, Bill Shorten was refusing to bite yesterday and explain its exact cost to the Australian economy.
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The Australian reports, the Labor leader’s office yesterday refused to answer questions on whether the analogy was designed to avoid scrutiny of his inability to put a price on his emission reduction policy.
At a press conference in Adelaide, Mr Shorten stayed away from reprising his jokey comments on Perth radio about “chubby” people who eat 10 Big Macs a day.
In Melbourne, Josh Frydenberg was happy to keep the focus on burgers.
“Today you had the embarrassment of Bill Shorten equating his climate change policies with a reduction in someone eating the number of Big Macs,” he said.
“I mean, is this guy for real? This guy wants to be in The Lodge, to be prime minister of Australia. The Australian people need to know the detail and the cost (of Labor’s policy).
“It is not about the cost of reducing your number of Big Macs, it’s actually about the cost to the Australian economy.”
On Monday, Mr Shorten left Nova FM listeners scratching their heads when he said: “If you had a friend who was … on the chubby side and they had 10 Big Macs a day … there’s a cost to not eating the Big Macs. But in the long term it’s an investment, isn’t it?”
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