CO2 Tax Australia – Don’t Bank On This Tax

Posted on Fri 10/14/2011 by


Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

Tony Abbott gives fair warning – which might help to limit the compensation claims afterwards:

Opposition Leader in the Australian Parliament Tony Abbott has warned businesses not to buy future-dated emissions permits under the Gillard government’s carbon tax scheme, in a threat branded “reckless” by Labor.

Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the tax, the Opposition Leader said firms purchasing emissions permits should do so in the knowledge the scheme would be shut down if the Coalition won the next election.

“We will repeal this legislation. We will dismantle the bureaucracies it has spawned,” Mr Abbott told a Menzies Research Centre tax roundtable in Sydney.

“And we give businesses fair warning not buy forward permits under a tax regime that will be closed down.”

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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