Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Australian voters abandon carbon tax

Australian PM Julia Gillard campaigned on a promise there would be no carbon tax under the government she would lead. Now the election is over and she is making a carbon tax deal with the Australian Greens Party. 60% of Australia's voters oppose the plan.  Never trust a liberal.
VOTERS are overwhelmingly against Julia Gillard's carbon tax after a sharp fall in support in the past two months among the young, families, women and even Labor supporters. 

As Tony Abbott continues to campaign against the tax, the latest Newspoll survey reveals 60 per cent of voters are opposed to the government's plan to put a price on carbon next year and only 30 per cent remain in favour.
Since the election last year, opposition to a carbon price has been rising and jumped after the Prime Minister announced in late February that she planned to introduce a carbon tax from July 1 next year ahead of a full emissions trading scheme in three to five years.

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