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Old 12-17-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: NSW
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Well I don't see any great reduction in my bills or COL since it was removed.
Electricity bills are still unregulated and out of control, only my Council rates I noted came down marginally.
Its almost like the Big 4 Banks, they always pass on a rate rise in full, but only partially pass on an interest rate cut.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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Last bill I had there were a $40 deduction for the defunct carbon tax. Prices have gone up because the power companies have been made to bring their infrastructure up to standard and make it more resilient (after starving it for cash so many years). Something to do with cyclones, floods, sparking wires, wooden power poles and bush fires, I think.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:09 AM
 
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Well I don't see any great reduction in my bills or COL since it was removed.
Electricity bills are still unregulated and out of control, only my Council rates I noted came down marginally.
Its almost like the Big 4 Banks, they always pass on a rate rise in full, but only partially pass on an interest rate cut.
There won't be a reduction, that's why you haven't seen one.

Abbott is a lying piece of sh*t.

The carbon tax would have done more good for country than any of his stupid policies and it was proven to have significantly reduced emissions will it was in effect. Too bad he took it away.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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There won't be a reduction, that's why you haven't seen one.

Abbott is a lying piece of sh*t.

The carbon tax would have done more good for country than any of his stupid policies and it was proven to have significantly reduced emissions will it was in effect. Too bad he took it away.


Abbott should really have a good look at how he is currently adding to global emissions, whilst most developed countries are taking pledges to reduce emissions, and are currently going through with it. Australia is a great country and I don't want our reputation to be ruined because of this.
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:34 AM
 
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The emissions are concerning. As is the rise in temperatures and extended heat waves every summer. In fact, it's beyond concerning. The country seems to be warming even faster than predicted. All we can do is do our own little bit to help the planet, i.e. reduce our own carbon footprint. I recycle, compost, use clean energy and am very anal-retentive about water conservation (quick showers and the like). I'm also always supporting companies that have a clean green initiative and ditching those that don't support the environment. I definitely do my little bit.

What disappoints me most is the pollution in my area. I'm still shocked this country hasn't switched to paper bags as opposed to plastic. This should of been done years ago if you ask me...
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:16 AM
 
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The country seems to be warming even faster than predicted.
Really? Any reference for that? Does the CSIRO even claim that?
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:18 AM
 
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Abbott should really have a good look at how he is currently adding to global emissions, whilst most developed countries are taking pledges to reduce emissions, and are currently going through with it. Australia is a great country and I don't want our reputation to be ruined because of this.
Are you suggesting Australia is not achieving its carbon emission reduction objectives?
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