31 May '11, 2am

Hollywood star Blanchett digs in over carbon tax: SYDNEY - HOLLYWOOD star Cate Blanchett on Tuesday defended her...

Hollywood star Blanchett digs in over carbon tax: SYDNEY - HOLLYWOOD star Cate Blanchett on Tuesday defended her...

'I'm not really surprised by the reactions from people on the other side of the debate. People are entitled to their opinion,' said Blanchett (above), who was dismissed in one comment piece as 'just another morally vain Hollywood star'. --PHOTO: REUTERS SYDNEY - HOLLYWOOD star Cate Blanchett on Tuesday defended her decision to front a campaign promoting the Australian government's carbon tax, saying she backed action on climate change for her children's sake. Dubbed 'Carbon Cate' by the Sunday Telegraph, the actor was attacked as being a jet-setting, multi-millionaire who was out of touch with ordinary Australians who fear a rise in the cost of living from a price on carbon. 'I'm not really surprised by the reactions from people on the other side of the debate. People are entitled to their opinion,' said Blanchett, who was dismissed in one comment piece as 'just another mo...

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