Carbon tax turn-off
JULIA Gillard has lied about two things – ‘‘ I will not impose a carbon tax on any government I lead" and her concern/ fair go for ‘‘ Australian working families".
Let me take the latter as the first has been well and truly covered by the media – the working family.
She and The Greens, by imposing this tax expect us to take the initiative towards using less carbon – user pays. Our household has gone to great expense buying energy/environmentally efficient whitegoods; using only energy saving light bulbs; installing solar hot water and solar panels.
We were very lucky to receive the Labor Government’s rebate – they were constantly changing the goal posts and were on t he verge of r eneging . . . thanks to the former Member for Herbert Peter Lindsay we finally received the rebate over six months later. Senators Garrett and Wong never replied to any requests, they were too busy spending taxpayer money on failed projects such as pink batts and water buy-back from ghosts!
We are still paying off the solar panels and have often wondered the wisdom of the expense of installation – the latest power bill has given us a huge $ 29 saving and Yasi
Ergon has deemed it illegal to install a switch that would enable solar households to access their own natural power supply. Ergon has decided we use their supply only and do without like everyone else when there’s a power failure
knocked out the panels for a week until fixed.
In the case of loss of power supply, Ergon has deemed it illegal to install a switch that would enable solar households to access their own natural power supply. Ergon has decided we use their supply only and do without like everyone else when there’s a power failure. As for solar hot water, after three days of cloudy weather, we have to flick the ‘‘ legal’’ switch to heat the water. So, for people like us who are in debt to be energy efficient and who are doing their best for the environment, we will be even more out of pocket when Julia and her Greenie mates introduce the carbon tax. And now I hear Christine Milne wants to include the transport industry under a carbon pricing regime. Folk living north of Bundaberg are reliant on the transport industry.
The same with petrol – post Yasi I couldn’t buy E10 at the bowser and I had to fill my car with unleaded!
And Julia and her climate change committee scoff at Mr Abbott’s claim that there won’t be rise in power bills? In petrol? In the very cost of living?
B. S. - Julia - just wait until the next election.
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