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Carbon dioxide tax

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by byso, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Who thinks this policy is good for our country?
     
  2. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Bob Brown
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    JULIAR [hr]
    Penny wrong
     
  4. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone support this?
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    Not anyone I talk to
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Australia to become McDonalds with a Red Headed clown at their head
     
  7. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Only labor politicians, the greens and independants. The 74 people who voted yes.

    We are poisioning our planet in so many ther ways that it doesn't make a difference anyway. Coal seam gas extraction is a bigger worry but the greens don't seem as concerned about it as same sex marriage.

    China has poisioned 90% of its underground water and 75% of its rivers so they will need to take over australia eventually anyway to feed their population and access fresh water.
     
  8. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I support it, but then again what would I know. I only work full time in the area.
     
  9. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I support it.

    Whether 2011 is the right time to introduce it is what I not sure about.
     
  10. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

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    Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal party supported it till it became politically useful to stand against it.
     
  11. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    In principle I'm a yes.
     
  12. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    No thanks.
    As a nation, we're responsible for only a ridiculously small amount of carbon emittance in comparison to the rest of the globe.
    It doesn't matter how much money is invested into lowering Australia's emissions, it won't make any tangible difference to the worlds pollution problem. IMO, it will only place local Australian businesses under even more pressure to compete with countries that have no such tax.
    Plant more trees.
     
  13. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Love to see these so called greens on how they live to see if they do their bit on greening the planet or not
     
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    • lsz

      lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      For mind i hate the argument that we are only responsible for a small amount of the total world pollution so why should we do anything about it

      I find it interesting how the "debate" has moved from climate skeptics to now "we contribute so little to the global problem"
       
    • WAMF

      WAMF Well-Known Member

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      I like how the Govt spin doctors have done a great job convincing those that are for the tax, that somehow anyone who believes we are responsible for only a small amount of global emissions (relative to the rest of the world) are 'sceptics'? Come on.
      I'm not denying climate change, I said to plant more trees.
       
    • The Gronk

      The Gronk Well-Known Member

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      I just wonder where all the opposition to the carbon tax was back before Tony Abbott decided to switch sides and be against it as he saw the political mileage to be made.
       
    • tookey

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      Read an article yesterday which states that increased demand for coal in the next decade will be phenominal from countries such as India and china.

      I am all for lowering co2 emissions but I find it a joke that we are being taxed to reduce our co2 use but at the same time our government is allowing unlimited new coal mines to supply India and china. Shouldn't we be closing down our coal mines?

      As they say the co2 emitted by these 2 countries will be over australia within a week so anything we do is useless in the total scheme of things.
       
    • The Gronk

      The Gronk Well-Known Member

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      If we can develop the technology to stop emissions from coal burning then we can export that along with the actual coal to China. The tax gives local industry the chance to develop this.

      We get it right and there is huge money to be made.
       
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      The best reason to support the tax I can find is it puts you on the opposite side to Alan jones and ray Hadley.

      Those pair make me laugh. They know more than the CSIRO and NASA about global warming.

      And people listen to them.
       
    • tookey

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      Do you know of any companies trying to develop this technology?

      Would this be one? http://www.whiteenergyco.com.au/
       

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