Monday, 3 March 2014

The very strange nature of Australia’s carbon tax

In question time today government ministers – Tony Abbott, Warren Truss and Christopher Pyne – went on and on claiming that the abolition of the carbon tax would be the best way of solving the financial problems of Qantas and saving the jobs of the airline’s staff. The assumption of the answers was that the tax money saved would go to the airlines.
But when referring to the impact of the removal of the carbon tax on energy producers the government argument is that consumers would be the beneficiaries. Indeed the government would be insisting that the tax savings were passed on down the line.
A strange tax indeed.
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