Watch Craig Emerson try to explain to Australian voters why they are paying a tax that won’t do anything that the government claims, but will cost them jobs.
He breaks into song, reassuring Australia there will be no ‘Whyalla wipe-out, there on my TV’ as a result of the carbon tax.”
Trade Minister Craig Emerson has brushed aside criticism of his theatrical attempt to ridicule the Opposition’s campaign against the carbon tax.
During an interview with the ABC yesterday, Dr Emerson started dancing and singing “No Whyalla wipe-out, there on my TV” to the tune of Skyhooks’ 1970s hit Horror Movie.
Dr Emerson was responding to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s previous comments that the South Australian city of Whyalla would be “wiped off the map” because of the carbon tax.
“Singing is not right up there with my other abilities, but I was trying to get a very important point through,” Dr Emerson told Sky News this morning.