It has cost the Australian taxpayer $4 million, for 20 pages of lies and deceits. Worth it? HELL NO.
Julia Gillard claims she is quite happy to use the word “tax”, yet the term does not appear once in this entire document. It’s a “carbon price”. And they reckon households won’t even pay it, only the “big polluters”. Even if consumers aren’t going to be taxed directly, there is still going to be a price impact. That would be why they’re bragging about the compensation on the front page.
There were 45 references to carbon dioxide as “pollution”. I guess that’s the only way they can support their assertion of a ‘clean energy future’, another lie.
They actually brag about the formation of the ‘Climate Change Authority’. Yay, we have a new bureaucracy!
At least they’re putting their (our) money where their mouth is. They have wasted our money carbon offsetting the stupid thing, and to top it all off, it comes in a nice, guilt-appeasing bio-degradable wrapping.
$4 million down the gurgler for this. So Julia, we want our money back. My copy is going straight back to Canberra, but I can’t resist liberating at least some of the carbon contained within it, to the atmosphere. Mmm. I love the smell of carbon dioxide in the morning (except it doesn’t have one).