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.