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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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Gillard faces revolt on economy June 10, 2012

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Gillard faces revolt on economy

NZ Herald
Jun 8, 2012

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces popular rebellion on key economic policies that could prompt their reversal if Labor loses power in the next election.

This includes the carbon tax due to begin on July 1 and its later evolution to an emissions trading scheme, and increasing foreign investment in mining and agricultural land, especially from China.

The latest annual Lowy Institute poll also shows Australians place little faith in the Government’s economic management, believing instead the minerals boom saved the nation from recession.

The poll’s findings on climate change policies present the most urgent issue for Gillard.

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Australian Labor Party hits panic button over carbon tax fears May 6, 2012

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ALP hits panic button over carbon tax fears

Daily Telegraph
May 06, 2012

JULIA Gillard’s frontbench has hit the panic button over the carbon tax with senior ministers warning it is “killing” the government, and others touting Greg Combet as a leadership option.

Divisions have erupted over the sales pitch and design of the tax, with some demanding the Prime Minister accelerate the planned move from a fixed to a floating carbon price, or boost planned compensation for struggling families.

Julia Gillard is standing firm but her frontbench are in despair. “The carbon tax is killing us,” a senior minister told The Sunday Telegraph.

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Cancel all the crazy capers and repeal the insane taxes to stop the climate madness April 15, 2012

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Cancel all the crazy capers and repeal the insane taxes to stop the climate madness

By Viv Forbes
April 5 2012

Pretend for a moment that we wanted to forcibly reduce the production of carbon dioxide by Australians.

There are three ways to do it.

The first option is to levy a tax on every tonne of carbon dioxide produced. This assumes that if you tax something, less of it will be produced. This is phase 1 of the Gillard/Greens scheme. Tax payers rate this the “least worst” scheme because it is simple, easily demonised and easily abolished once it becomes obvious that it is achieving no climate benefits at great cost.

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Breaking: Julia Gillard repeals Carbon Tax March 31, 2012

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Julia Gillard repeals Carbon Tax

Australia: April 1, 2012

Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has announced she will be repealing Australia’s $23 per tonne Carbon Tax, which was due to be implemented on 1 July 2012.

She said it was embarrassing trying to defend her climate change advisors whose predictions kept failing. “It’s one thing when experts make predictions and they are slightly wrong,” she said “but when the complete opposite happens, then there is something drastically wrong.  It’s clear to me now that the sun drives climate change. The Carbon Tax will therefore not be implemented on 1 July.”

She was referring to the numerous predictions made of permanent drought in Australia due to man made global warming. Australia has since experienced record breaking flooding. Also 2011 was Australia’s coldest year in a decade, defying an established trend to higher temperatures.

“All funds to man-made climate change research will be stopped with immediate effect” she said “instead, the millions of dollars will be put into cancer research. With this massive increase in funding to cancer research, we expect to find a cure for cancer within the next 5 years.”

1st April 2012 (April Fools)

Why did you lie to us Julia? July 14, 2011

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Why did you lie to us Julia?

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Carbon Tax – the amazing, modern fiscal miracle! April 17, 2011

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Carbon Tax – the amazing, modern fiscal miracle!

Australian Conservative
5 April 2011

We are told that the carbon tax will be “revenue neutral”.

Big deal. So was the budget in Soviet Russia – they took 100 per cent of your income and spent it all.

But carbon tax collectors look like spending far more than their income.

Those magicians in Canberra are going to reimburse all “low income” people for the effect of their carbon tax on the cost for electricity and food.

And also reduce the petrol excise. And exempt export industries.

And pay our share of the UN Cancun Climate giveaway of $100 billion per year.

And give subsidies and tax breaks to Green Energy.

And purchase carbon credits.

And provide $800 million per year to the Climate Research Industry.

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