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Carbon Tax Now Destroying Australian Economic Prosperity

Written by The Informed Aussie
Published on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Globalist Report

Carbon Tax Destroying Aussie Farmers and their ViabilityA CARBON TAX is now responsible for destroying the economic prosperity of a nation.

With less than two months since the Gillard Government introduced the carbon tax in Australia, businesses are beginning to feel the pain of increased costs that are directly associated to the carbon tax.

Prior to being elected, Australia’s Prime Minister promised that the Australian Labor Party would not introduce a carbon tax. Ms Gillard was quoted “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”. Even the Treasurer of Australia was quoted as saying “certainly we reject this hysterical allegation that we are moving towards a carbon tax”. Click here to see them lie for yourself.

Before July 1 2012 when the carbon tax began, I posted a series or articles that argued why carbon taxes should be abolished.

Now that Australians have been paying carbon taxes for almost two months, evidence for the abolishment of this economically destructive tax is now clearer than ever.

Cost of the Australian Carbon Tax

  • In the Goulburn Valley of Victoria, a fruit packaging business has declared that it will have to start SACKING staff after paying a power bill, one month after the carbon tax was introduced, of more than $10,500 above average. (Source: ABC)
  • Local sporting clubs are being forced to reduce vital community programs due to the increase in electricity bills. One local sporting operation is facing a $100,000 increase in electricity bills over the coming year. (Source: Courier Mail)
  • A national survey of over 180 small businesses has found that 50 per cent are experiencing increased costs due to the carbon tax, but only 33 per cent are passing on the cost. Therefore, small business are being forced to absorb costs associated with the carbon tax to remain competitive. (Source: COSBOA)
  • A butcher in Brisbane has declared that he is unable to compete with the big supermarkets due to increased electricity bills. The butcher was quoted as saying “It was easier for me and my business to survive when I could keep my prices close to supermarket prices, but with meat prices going through the roof it’s hard – the carbon tax is the main reason”. (Source: News.com.au)
  • In the south-west region of Sydney, retailers are already feeling the pain of having to pay carbon taxes. One fruit retailer was quoted as saying that “the price of cucumbers have risen from $4.99 (kg) to 8.99 (kg) and tomato’s have risen from $5 (kg) to 8.99 (kg)”. Another retailer who owns a hair salon has said that his first carbon tax electricity bill had risen by $350 in the first quarter. (source: Adelaide Now)
  • CARBON TAXES are being blamed on the increase cost to feed children as school. Canteens / tuck shops are beginning to increase their prices as electricity bills begin to erode their viability. Some Canteens / tuck shops have increased their prices by as much as 10%. (Source: Courier Mail)
  • In South Africa, a country that only emits just over 1% of global c02 emissions, economists have warned that if they implement a carbon tax, the prosperity and growth of the South African economy will be severely restricted (Source: Mail & Guardian
  • The cost to run Victoria’s public transport systems will increase by as much as $53 million because of the carbon tax. (Source: Eco-Business.com)
  • A recent survey of over 110 firms from around the world found that they were 41 per cent less likely to invest in the Australian economy then 12 months ago (Source: News.com.au)
  • Markets in Sydney will have to absorb the costs of the carbon tax to ensure it’s retailers remain competitive. It has been estimated that they will have to absorb over $500,000 in costs. (Source: Inner West Courier)

IF you live in South Africa, or under any other globalist dictatorship that will soon introduce a carbon tax, then your only hope to convince your elected officials is to heed the above experiences from Australia.

  • lilbear68

    sorry mates, you got no guns and now you got the carbon tax to break your backs
    looks like australia is not as much fun to visit anymore

  • John

    FVCK the GLOBALISTS and THE NEW WRLD ORDER? THEY ARE TRYING TO DESTROY YOU SO THAT THEY CAN OWN YOU!v their agenda is to bring you to your knees economically, rape you, and destroy your nation. Rise up, people.
    FVCK THEM!!!!!!!

  • anonymous

    Begone demon prime minister Begone!

  • TheBThing

    In Australia the carbon-charge is not technically a tax, it’s a fee big business pays on certain goods and those costs are passed onto all consumers. The fee is not part of our tax laws or powers of the constitution for States or Federal Government, to tax. Therefore big business have a right to not pay it, but they do. It is a conscription concept and our constitution protect again force conscription. Man vs Corporation may be the deciding factor of why corporations pay due to legislation, not common law.

    Power bills have been increasing for the past few years, most likely due to the coming carbon regime of the United Nations and privatisation, but the final installation of the carbon-fee has not been a set increase, so sneakily they can say it’s not carbon policy based, when indirectly it is.

    Personally I will never by paying directly for carbon interaction. I’ve declared war.

    Note the carbon regime in Australia will transpose to a trading scheme in years to come. Currently it is a fee on big business only.

    Down with the United Nations, and Internationalism.

  • Anonymous

    Sack this failed government before it runs the country even further into the ground.
    The carbon tax is BS, we should be spending money on real ways to reduce pollution and environment harm.

    There should have been a referendum on this country crushing crap.