“Both my husband and I have worked hard all our life. We’ve never received any government benefits and now we are the ones paying more,” Mrs Jenkins said.
“We don’t get a pay rise, we will just have to sacrifice one more thing to get by.”
Next door neighbour Elias Ibrahim slammed the impost as “a stupid policy”.
“Until China and the bigger polluters contribute, taxing us isn’t doing anything to tackle climate change,” the IT professional said.
At No. 7, train driver Troy Fotheringham said Labor had lost his vote.
“I’ve always been a Labor voter but this is a killer. This is not something we should be leading the world with,” he said. “We have a young family and it’s extra costs.”