Early this month, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott suggested that dams be built around the country in an attempt to lessen future flooding. This approach was rejected by the Government.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced on the 7.30 Report that the recovery effort for the flooding across the east coast of Australia will “require some difficult decisions, spending cutbacks and there may even a levy". This approach has been criticised by the Opposition.
Levee or levy!
On the Shakespearian front, Gillard and Abbott’s suggestions could easily be mistaken for the same thing.
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