Australian World Environment Day Rally

7 June 2011

Yesterday Australia witnessed huge rallies across the country – of people actually calling for a new tax. Rallying to support the Gillard Government’s plan to introduce a carbon tax in July next year – tens of thousands of people in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and Hobart (I bet some of you didn’t know that Australia even had that many cities!) – said YES to a carbon tax.  This undermines the concerted campaign from big coal, and a certain opposition party running a relentlessly negative campaign.  With luck this will add upwards pressure on the starting price of carbon when the tax is introduced in July 2012.

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