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Campaigns rise as carbon tax comes into play July 1, 2012

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Campaigns rise as carbon tax comes into play

The Age
Jul 01, 2012

Around 100 people braved icy conditions in central Melbourne this afternoon to protest against the carbon tax on the steps of state Parliament.

Controversial broadcaster Alan Jones was joined by federal Liberal Victorian MPs, including Sophie Mirabella and Bruce Billson, to denounce the scheme.

Mr Jones said some businesses would collapse as they found themelves unable to remain competitive after passing the tax on.

He said Prime Minister Julia Gillard had shattered the public’s faith in politics by backflipping on her pre-election pledge not to introduce the tax.

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