I have said before that the constant wrangling over the Carbon Tax and the persistant nay-saying and negative approach by Tony Abbott is creating huge uncertainty in the market for consumers.
KMART managing director Guy Russo believes the carbon-tax debate is partly responsible for the slump in retail spending and that constant sales and discounting by retailers are confusing shoppers, making them distrust shelf prices and keep their hands in their pockets.
What we need is some brief, intelligent discussion on the Carbon Tax and put it to bed. Both sides of government need to be aware of the impact that public political jousting has on consumer confidence.
The ongoing uncertainty being felt by consumers is no different to that exhibited during an election campaign when the impact of this is well documented.