(Channel 10, 16 August 2010)
Push up electricity bills by an extra $300 a year, per household
Petrol would rise by 6.5 cents a litre
Gas would rise by up to 10 per cent in the first year
Groceries would rise
Manufacturing jobs would be put at risk
Nobody can now trust any significant statements from Julia Gillard
Labor is using the hung parliament as a weak excuse for a carbon tax
Ms Gillard was cagey about the inclusion of petrol in her carbon tax when she announced it on February 24, 2011. She said the matter was yet to be discussed and resolved – her own paper however, says it is on the table.
But Greens MP Adam Bandt let the cat out of the bag when he told Sky News on February 25:
―We are very pleased that the paper that's been released and the agreement that we've reached has
transport as being included in a carbon pricing mechanism.‖
Ms Gillard has since admitted her fixed-price carbon scheme would indeed function like a tax.
It is a tax, it is the definition of a tax. She just cannot bring herself to call it a tax.
Labor’s carbon tax: $114 billion between now and 2020 (according to Treasury modelling of the CPRS)