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W_T_F, just W_T_F, have these rapacious thieves no conscience, because of what we earn we got no $900 cheque (which we neither needed nor wanted) yet these bandits wish to sting us even further to claw back the money they have pissed away.
The sooner we move home to Japan the better.
I never thought as an Australian national i would ever think that, but fkem, i’ve had enough.
I don’t believe for one minute that the cost of this carbon tax is going to be $16.60 a week, I’m no Maths expert, far from it, but this sounds like more bull to me.
I have a friend that works in the back end of the electricity company, and he tells me that there will be anything from 25% to 35% rise in power costs alone, not to mention the extra we will have to pay for water, which I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere. (electric pumps) Both these costs will weigh heavily at the supermarket, or anything else we buy, and this in turn will be a lot extra in GST as well as the prices will be higher, why hasn’t that been mentioned?
As inflation goes through the roof with the higher cost of everything, up goes the interest rates. $16.60 a week no way it’s going to cost a lot more than that.
I agree – I think it’s going to cost way more than $900 a year, and also that they’re going to offer overly generous compensation at the start (until the next election) in order not to “scare the horses”. As we’ve seen with Labor, they’ll splash around as much money as it takes and say just about anything in order to get elected (re-elected) and then once they’re in, all bets are off.
Our tax is charged against the use of fuel; the charge of $20/T is about 4 cents on a litre of fuel. The govt’s plan is that the price will rise to $30 in the next several years. The activists have calculated that, for their plans, the price needs to rise to $200/T in three years or so; I calculate that as roughly $4/ litre of fuel.
They’re not just taxing petrol here, though. They’re going after “The Big Polluters” – there’s a list floating around somewhere.
It’s mainly power suppliers, but manufacturers of steel, aluminium and concrete, and also brick makers, will be hit for their “big CO2 pollution” as well (a mate who builds homes is concerned about those “polluters” passing their price increases on to him, and his having no choice but to pass it on to new homebuyers).
With the increased cost of electricity, laundry services are going to be secondary victims as well, and pass those costs onto the hotels and hospitals who are their clients.
Does any one know how the Sydney Rally went?
To right that price will not be the one at the top of the range, because as has been pointed out it will start small, then gain momentum.
See Greg Combet is saying that those figures are old, he rang the ABC and dismissed those official estimates. [Report in the Telegraph breaking news]. Trouble is it is hard to believe anything he says anymore.
@GavAtkins was at the Sydney rally, so we should be hearing from him either on Twitter or at Asian Correspondent. Menzies House is saying there were at least 10,000 - but Gav reckons that realistically it was more like 6,000 (Gav’s usually a pretty straight-shooter on things like this; personally I’d tend to go with his estimate)
Once again a very good report from Gavin, and I like the fact he went to both and took photos.
He has a knack of being straight to the point in his reports, thank you and well done Gavin, and thank you spot for putting it up.