Gillard to fight for carbon tax?
While Gillard’s campaign was based around a promise that the GST would help pay for programs that could benefit all Australians, a series of polls shows the public do not think this is the case.
So there appears to be an appetite for a carbon tax to provide a revenue boost and reduce carbon emissions. However, to do so effectively the government would have to move in the right direction on climate change. It has already indicated that it will support a carbon tax and there has been a clear shift in public support to doing so.
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“Our Government has been clear it will not support a carbon tax that would create more bureaucracy with additional tax compliance processes for small producers and small business,” Rudd said.
“This Government has a mandate to move away from our legacy of coal-fired electricity generation that uses millions of tonnes of carbon pollution a year to use electricity to meet increasing needs for electricity generation.”
In fact, the Prime Minister has made it clear that a carbon tax would not affect the Government’s plans for large infrastructure investment and, in fact, this has been confirmed by Rudd himself last week.
“We want to do things that make money … but on the policy issues like carbon pricing and how we get the best value out of our energy supply it’s the community that gets the most value – our citizens who will be paying more,” Rudd said.
A recent Australian Chamber of Commerce report, Climat모나코 카지노e Change – the Government’s Agenda, highlighted the growing concern over the impact a carbon tax would have on small businesses, particularly small business of any size, and said that if implemented, it would likely lead to “loss of supply, lower prices and lower business activity”.
If it became mandatory, small businesses would likely stop purchasing fuel because they believed that they would be unable to sell it on the market.
Labor’s shadow health spokesman, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, says that the public is sick of hearing about the issues behind the carbon tax.
“They are not very interested in a carbon price, and it’s important that we have the science before us to see what the implications are,” Dr Faruqi told 3AW radio.
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