Hard sell on car­bon tax

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

THE La­bor Party faces a huge chal­lenge ‘‘ sell­ing’’ its pro­posed car­bon tax if pri­vate LNP polling is any guide, es­pe­cially in North Queens­land. With coun­cil rates and power bills al­ready soar­ing, North Queens­lan­ders are ex­tremely con­cerned at the cost-of-liv­ing im­pli­ca­tions of the pro­posed tax. This re­gion also has thou­sands of peo­ple em­ployed di­rectly by min­ing, one of the in­dus­tries that will be af­fected most by such a tax. Sell­ing the tax will be tough go­ing for Prime Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard and Premier Anna Bligh.

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