Environmentally concerned or just plain Wealth Redistribution?
The Government is not interested in whether Climate Change is man-made or not, their only real intention is wealth redistribution through unjust taxing of middle and higher income earners. What they get off the now 400 businesses is just a bonus. Australia’s population in 2009 was 21,874,900. There were 12,500,000 registered personal Income Tax earners in 2008/2009. 1,107,000 of the registered taxpayers who earned $80,000+ a year so would be liable for the full Carbon Tax with no compensation. They already paid $86,698,150,000 in taxation for this year.
We have on top of this the 1000 -500 -400 Top polluters in this country being taxed to the eyeball for producing Australian made products or Australian controlled services.