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Australian Federal Police could become carbon cops
The Australian ^ | May 19, 2011 | by Ben Packham

Posted on 05/19/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

THE Australian Federal Police could be required to investigate new climate change offences under Julia Gillard's carbon tax, sparking concerns over the agency's resourcing.

As Julia Gillard today declared her carbon tax would be “shyster” proof.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet's office said enforcement arrangements under the proposed carbon tax were yet to be finalised.

But AFPA president Jim Torr said there was little doubt the AFP would be required to play a role in policing the scheme.

“Tax evasion is one of the big things the AFP works on,” he told The Australian Online.

“This will be another area of responsibility of the AFP.

“The potential for fraud is enormous and the scale of the fraud phenomenal.”

The Prime Minister said Australia would not repeat the mistakes that had exposed European carbon registries to multi-million fraud.

“We will design this scheme so that it is not able to be used by shysters to make a dollar.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afp; agw; carbon; carbontax; climategate; co2; envirofascism; fascism; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; liberals; marxism; policestate; socialism; taxes; tyranny

1 posted on 05/19/2011 9:01:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

from what you hear there are plenty of cops in that country who are on the take


2 posted on 05/19/2011 9:05:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Tax evasion is one of the big things the AFP works on,”
Pursuing a scofflaw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP-AbRTYNhI


3 posted on 05/19/2011 9:17:51 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Green Police
4 posted on 05/19/2011 9:19:27 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Aussies need to throw the bums out.


5 posted on 05/19/2011 9:20:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

She’s teetering as it is. Labor has a razor thin majority in the House of Representatives.


6 posted on 05/19/2011 9:30:22 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As Julia Gillard today declared her carbon tax would be “shyster” proof.

That just means the only shyster who will be able to capitalize on it will be the gov't.

7 posted on 05/19/2011 9:35:04 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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