Tony Abbott:"If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax."





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Published on Jun 3, 2011

Source: Sky News Interview. http://youtu.be/i5QXblcJAr4 Min 9.15 July 2009
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Official Whyalla Watch #CarbonTaxGeddon Countdown: http://is.gd/Z2NQjf

Tony Abbott:"If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax. Why not ask motorists to pay more?
Why not ask electricity consumers to pay more?

And then at the end of the year, you can take your invoices to the tax office and get a rebate on the carbon tax you paid.

It would be burdensome, all taxes are burdensome, but it would certainly change the price on carbon, raise the price of carbon without increasing in any way the overall tax burden."

Useful Links:
Carbon price: Effect on food prices http://is.gd/TgVLj4
Official Whyalla Watch #CarbonTaxGeddon Countdown: http://is.gd/Z2NQjf
Factbox: Carbon taxes around the world http://is.gd/4p3uTk
Carbon Tax Explained Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tax
Greg Hunt Thesis: A Tax to Make the Polluter Pay. http://is.gd/ggtIwE
Clean Energy Future: http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/
Economists back carbon tax package http://is.gd/cFPMSi

Scientific opinion on climate change is that the Earth's climate system is unequivocally warming and it is more than 90% certain that humans are causing it through activities that increase concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels.http://is.gd/gjU2ge

Concurring organizations include:
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
Academies of Science:
InterAcademy Council
European Academy of Sciences and Arts
International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
Network of African Science Academies
Royal Society of New Zealand
Royal Society of the United Kingdom
Polish Academy of Sciences
National Research Council (US)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Physics
American Physical Society
Australian Institute of Physics
European Physical Society
European Science Foundation
Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
American Geophysical Union
American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America
European Federation of Geologists
European Geosciences Union
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of London
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
American Meteorological Society
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Royal Meteorological Society (UK)
World Meteorological Organization

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