The Gillard Effect Sets In

10-Day Temperature Outlook

With Oz in the deep freeze and experiencing record skiing conditions, Julia says it is time to pay the global warming tax which she promised not to create.

Time is right for Australian carbon tax, says Gillard

Ahhh… It wasn’t right during the election, but it is right now.

On the eve of Australia’s introduction of a carbon tax to control greenhouse emissions, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the impost is an important reform at the right time.

Australia will join a number of other countries with taxes aimed at putting a price on the carbon contained in hydrocarbon fuels such as coal, petroleum and natural gas.

The tax will be charged at $A23 a tonne of emissions on 294 organisations that emit 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide or the equivalent in greenhouse gases.

Ms Gillard said she is confident many households will be better off after the July 1 introduction of the carbon tax.

Confiscating people’s money makes them spiritually healthier,

Meeting voters in Melbourne at the weekend, she said: “They will be in a position from tomorrow to judge for themselves the claims that have been made to see what carbon pricing really does mean.”

It means that global temperatures will be altered by 0.000001 degrees – according to climate models.

Time is right for Australian carbon tax, says Gillard – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


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9 Responses to The Gillard Effect Sets In

  1. gofer says:

    Once everybody gets their taxes in place and they have installed all the birdchoppers and sun-ray panels possible, research grants have enabled “climate scientists” to retire in comfort, enviro-nuts have filled their coffers, global warming will not be discussed anymore. Hear anything lately about the ozone hole?? You have to do some research to find out there’s not much happening and it comes and goes as always.

  2. nigelf says:

    The regular desperate folks will take care of that problem and it ain’t gonna be pretty.

  3. eqibnoPJB says:

    Just to be on the safe side, all of those Aussie records need to be massaged a la Hansen to provide something other than reality…

  4. The current cold conditions in many parts of Australia are weather, and mean nothing about whether or not global warming is happening, but may influence how people are feeling.
    The Australian government was not saying that people will be spiritually better off, but financially better off because of the extra money the government will be giving some families. We will have to wait and see if this turns out to be true or not.
    But this tax may be irrelevant anyway. The leader of the opposition has said that he will repeal the tax after he has won the next election. As you said in your article, most Australians, including me, understood the prime minister to have promised not to introduce a carbon tax in this term of government even if she now says that this is not what she meant. I am at least 95% certain that the current government will be voted out at the next election.

    • Traitor In Chief says:

      Do you think Gillard is a globalist “Plant” in AU politics? A tool of the UN? It would appear that Obama is just that…

  5. Dave N says:

    How will they be in a position tomorrow to see what it will “mean”, other than higher prices? They certainly won’t be able to see its supposed goal, which is (firstly) a reduction in emissions. They’ll certainly never see a reduction in temperatures from it.

  6. diogenes100 says:

    From the Australian press today:
    Anti-carbon tax protesters came out in force in Sydney as day one of the controversial legislation began. More than 2000 people gathered in Hyde Park in central Sydney on Sunday afternoon and then marched down to Belmore Park chanting “axe the tax” and waving around inflatable baseball bats and placards.

    The lively crowd was addressed by a string of federal coalition MPs including Bronwyn Bishop, who said the opposition would abolish the tax immediately.
    “The next election, whenever it will be held, will be a referendum on the carbon tax,” Ms Bishop said. “This tax on electricity, which is what it is, will get into every nook and cranny of your life.”

    Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce addressed protesters through a phone hook-up from Queensland.
    “The Australian people are disgusted with this government, they’re disgusted with this tax,” Mr Joyce said.

    Liberal MP Craig Kelly said the federal government was destroying Australia’s prosperity by going after the country’s competitive advantage.
    “This tax is a poisonous, toxic tax,” Mr Kelly said. “Once it got into our system it will go up and up.
    “Every coalition member will sign a blood oath to get rid of this tax.”

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