Union backs car­bon tax

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

Paul Howes AUS­TRALIA’S big­gest blue col­lar trade union has backed Prime Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard’s car­bon tax but warns that fail­ure on the is­sue could cost her job. Aus­tralian Work­ers Union na­tional sec­re­tary Paul Howes also urged the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to re­veal de­tails of the tax as soon as pos­si­ble. ‘‘ I be­lieve in a tax and I think it’s a good idea. We should pur­sue this idea,’’ Mr Howes said yes­ter­day. ‘‘ They have the right to do it be­cause they are the gov­ern­ment and the gov­ern­ment has the right . . . to im­ple­ment poli­cies that they see are in the in­ter­ests of the Aus­tralian peo­ple. ‘‘ If they fail, they’ll be tossed out at the next elec­tion.’’

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