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Finally! Carbon Tax Gone Australia gets rid of a price on carbon
joannenova.com.au ^ | July 17th, 2014 | Joanne

Posted on 07/21/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

As of today, Australia no longer has the most expensive “carbon” price in the world. The voters didn’t ask for a tax in 2010,  but it was forced on them in 2011. They rejected it wholeheartedly in 2013 but it still has taken months to start unwinding this completely pointless piece of symbolism which aimed to change the weather. The machinery of democracy may be slow, but this is a win for voters.

11:15am EST today: The Australian Senate passes the carbon tax repeal bill.

“Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, with the Senate passing the Abbott government’s repeal bills 39 votes to 32. SMH

Now we need to turn off the tap to all the other green gravy rent-seekers who ignore the evidence.

h/t Matthew (aka Matty thanks!)

Other news services are starting to cover this.  All the cross-benchers except Nick Xenophon (who was absent) voted for the repeal. Labor and the Greens opposed it. News.com

Soon big companies will stop paying a penalty on carbon emissions, currently just over $25 a tonne, ending Australia’s most controversial policy implementation since the 2003 decision to join the Iraq invasion.

Labor dragged out the final debate stages with questions about the Palmer United Party’s amendment to ensure price cuts from the carbon tax repeal are passed fully onto consumers and businesses. The Greens took a similar line of questioning and quizzed the finance minister about the government’s promised $550 saving for households from the repeal of the carbon tax.

On the question of $550 per household per year — just as it was impossible to know exactly how much more everything cost with a carbon tax, it will be impossible to know exactly how much less we will have to pay, and it will take months for savings to be passed through the supply lines. And billions of dollars wasted will never be recovered.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: carbontax; climatechange; co2; energy

1 posted on 07/21/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Don’t worry folks, California’s is in place to stay.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 10:41:00 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation; SunkenCiv; NormsRevenge; Fred Nerks; Marine_Uncle; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
We are so lucky to have such farsighted politicians as Moonbeam,.

BARF!

3 posted on 07/21/2014 10:51:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: All
Related thread:

Another carbon tax domino falls – South Korea goes cold on ETS

4 posted on 07/21/2014 10:57:09 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does everyone realize that we are all carbon based life forms? Does everyone realize that we all produce CO2 as we exhale? Do you realize this means each of us is a pollution source when we have carbon laws in place??? Or carried to the extreme we would all be considered criminals for merely breathing.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And now as you posted a short time ago, now South Korea showing some real signs of intelligence may possibly follow the same path.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 10:58:06 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Algore must be spinning in his grave


7 posted on 07/21/2014 10:58:57 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Congratulations Australia!

I’m glad to see common sense is working over there....please send some to Washington.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 11:14:15 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Dilbert San Diego
You think the Leftist’s would let Facts stand in the way of a lucrative revenue source ...?!
9 posted on 07/21/2014 11:19:10 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: molson209
Well,...first he needs to get in his grave ....but maybe this will so disappoint him that he will seek it early!

We can only hope.

10 posted on 07/21/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oz climbs a bit in the Galt’s Gulch standings. Now if they could only get some sense regarding the right of self-defense.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 11:25:21 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dude’s kind of busy at the moment, kidnapping polar bears so he can complain about the shortage.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 11:45:12 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Related thread:

Hard times for Aussie Alarmists (Global Warming ) – Flannery begs in new video (for donations)

13 posted on 07/21/2014 11:50:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ArmstedFragg

LOL!


14 posted on 07/21/2014 12:23:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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