In a stunning reversal, the Australian Labor Party bails out on the ‘carbon tax’

Watts Up With That?

Australian Political Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has today stunned observers by reversing his position on a carbon tax – ruling out any future reinstatement of a carbon tax.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald;

“We will not have a carbon tax, the Australian people have spoken and Labor is not going to go back to that,” Mr Shorten told reporters in Sydney on Saturday.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/bill-shorten-says-labor-wants-to-tackle-carbon-pollution-but-rules-out-return-of-carbon-tax-20141011-114nmp.html

Despite turning his back on a carbon tax, the Labor Opposition Leader continues to back the introduction of a “market based mechanism” for tackling “carbon pollution”.

One of the core platforms of the current Abbott government, which helped propel him to electoral victory last year, was the promised abolition of the deeply unpopular carbon tax.

Until recently, Labor advocated reinstating a carbon tax, pending the negotiation of a market based pricing mechanism, but they now appear to be backing away from carbon pricing, however tentatively…

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  1. nottrampis
    Oct 12, 2014 @ 12:52:48

    They didn’t have a carbon tax . It was an ETS with a fixed price!

    He is saying they will implement an ETS with a flexible price now!

    I actually prefer a carbon tax

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  2. nottrampis
    Oct 12, 2014 @ 19:13:24

    Do you not understand english. They will not have a fixed price ETS but a flexible ETS

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  3. nottrampis
    Oct 13, 2014 @ 09:02:02

    It is exactly the same policy they took to the last election.
    Personally I prefer a carbon tax to an ETS but it is a good policy nonetheless.

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