CARBON TAX HOAX BEGINS
The most useless and expensive public policy introduced since Federation, the Carbon Tax, became operational on July 1st after its predecessor the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme introduced by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was defeated in the Australian Senate three times before being abandoned.
The Australian Climate Science Coalition, the Institute of Public Affairs, the Australian Environment Foundation and others fought against the original emissions trading scheme [ETS] since its announcement in 2008.
Over time, after hosting many public events denouncing the ETS and the science underpinning its assumptions, public opinion changed from around 80% support for an ETS in 2008 to the present 62% opposition to the now introduced Carbon Tax.
The science on which this policy is based has never been so uncertain, nor the consensus for immediate and costly emissions reduction measures so weak as at present.
As community dissatisfaction grows with this hoax tax all eyes turn towards the Oppositon and their pledge to repeal the legislation.
Canada came to its senses over climate issues, let's hope Australia can do the same.
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