It’s official, Australians are now being forced to pay a carbon tax on the emission they produce. The Clean Energy Legislative Package, passed by the Australian Senate on 8 November 2011 become law on 1 July 2012, sets out how Australia will introduce a carbon price (carbon tax) to reduce Australia’s carbon pollution.
The Carbon Tax will increase the cost of living for all Australians, and if effective, will only reduce Australia’s total contribution of global emissions by less than 0.05%. In fact, this will take more than 10 years for this saving to be realised.
The price of food, electricity, water, gas, petrol and other essential goods and services will all increase. The increase in the cost of doing business as a result of the Carbon Tax in Australia will soon make Australia one of the most uncompetitive countries to trade with.
While India, China and the United State of America continue to do business with all of their respective trading partners unhindered by a Carbon Tax, the Australian Government has done everything in its power to make it as difficult as possible for Australian small business owners to trade internationally and has firmly planted the seeds of economic depression for many years to come.
How Australians Oppose the Carbon Tax
Opposition to the Australian Carbon Tax started out at 56% after the Australian Federal Government announced the Clean Energy Legislative Package. It has now increased to more than 62 per cent.
In a recent Nielsen poll, support for the Carbon Tax plunged to a record low of 33 per cent as Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard (Greens Party advocate and supporter of world government) faces the fight of her political life to try to reconcile the public to her deeply unpopular tax.
With one in two Australians believing that they will be worse off because of the Carbon Tax and with the current global economic uncertainty surrounding the Australian economy, no wonder business confidence in Australia is on the decline.
Will the Australian Carbon Tax Be Reversed?
Speculation is beginning to mount at whether or not the Australian Labor Party can retain government at the next election. A recent news poll in The Australian has revealed that Labor’s primary vote has dwindled to a record low of just 30 per cent compared to the oppositions 46 per cent.
Therefore, if Australia was to repeal this Globalist backed carbon tax, then it appears that the only way for this to occur would be via a change in Government.
The leader of the opposition in Australia, Tony Abbott, has pledged to repeal the carbon tax. Mr Abbott was recently quoted as saying “When I say during the campaign there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead, Australians can be 100 per cent certain that I am telling the truth”.
The Fundamental Dilemma Australians Face
It’s a fact that the overwhelming majority of Australians don’t want to pay a carbon tax. However, due to the entrenched obedience to the left-right paradigm that most Australians are trained to believe in, it will be increasingly difficult for Australians to remove the globalist backed carbon tax once introduced.
Although the leader of the opposition party has declared that he will revoke the carbon tax once in office, his statements are highly speculative and are not justified by any plan or economic analysis. In fact, the leader of the opposition has not even put forth an alternative plan to the Australian people about how he will revoke the Carbon Tax.
The sad and unfortunate truth is that it’s more likely than not that Australians will be forced to pay a Carbon Tax for an indefinite period of time. This is exactly what the Globalists want and the Australian Government has failed all Australians by implementing the Carbon Tax.