Abbott warns business not to waste money on carbon permits

Tony’s getting set to take down the carbon tax.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has warned businesses not to invest in carbon offsets, because a future Coalition government will rescind the carbon tax.

Mr Abbott told a tax forum in Sydney today that scrapping the scheme would be a Coalition government’s first order of business.

“An incoming Coalition government’s first instructions to the public service would be to prepare legislation to rescind the tax,” Mr Abbott said.

“We will dismantle the bureaucracies it has spawned. We would take the upward pressure off peoples’ cost of living and threat to workers’ jobs.

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

Just wait for Combet and the like to emit that predictable drone about certainty.

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About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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2 Responses to Abbott warns business not to waste money on carbon permits

  1. Michael Waite says:

    If you had any conviction you would use your real name.

    If the scientists are right and we do nothing, we will soon pass a point of no return (550ppm?)moving to a planet that is very different – worse – than the one we are on now.

    If climate non conformists are right and we have acted, then we are left with energy efficiency, waste minimisation, better utilisation of resources etc

    Go figure!

    • Climate Nonconformist says:

      I have put my name to my comments in the past. It’s in an article I posted at Menzies House and I have used my name on this site a couple of times now. Just because I don’t shout it out, doesn’t mean I’m not standing by my convictions.

      “If the scientists are right…”? You portray the debate as one of science versus a bunch of deniers. You show your ignorance with this fallacy. There are a number of eminent scientists in the world who do not agree with this global warming alarm including Freeman Dyson, Ivar Giaever, Richard Lindzen and Roy Spencer. Have you even heard their side of the story?

      We’re soon going to hit 550ppm, are we? That is well over a century off, and what kind of arbitrary figure is that anyway? And how about some empirical evidence to support the notion that the warming caused by carbon dioxide will be dangerous?

      All you’ve got to supporty your point of view is the precautionary principle. Yes, we should be striving to achieve energy efficiency, waste reduction and better resource management, but we don’t have to harm the economy in doing so.

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