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AWU says Australia does not have carbon tax

The leader of the Australian Workers Union said that carbon has had a fixed price put on it rather than a tax.

Leader of the Australian Workers Union (AWU), Paul Howes, said that prime minister Julia Gillard has kept the Labor government’s promise not to put in a carbon tax.




Mr Howes argued that the Labor government have introduced a fixed price on carbon, which he says doesn’t count as a tax. He added that the Labor government had said that they would put a price on carbon and that this is what they had acted upon.




Whether or not the cost on carbon that Ms Gillard has implemented fits with its promise not to put a carbon tax in place has been a point of contention among Australians for two years. Ms Gillard promised not to put in a carbon tax after she was elected as prime minister in 2010.




Carbon taxes have been introduced in many countries worldwide in order to limit global warming. As a result, the cost of running businesses in other countries has increased.




Posted by Steve Douglas



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