I make no apology for this post. It is my own opinion – nothing more and nothing less.
Love it or hate it- the details of the proposed carbon tax in Australia have been released today. It has yet to pass through the parliament but there is every indication that it will.
Debate, misinformation and half-truths abound but this is a tax on polluters – not individuals. There will be some impact on individuals who may or may not benefit from the proposed forms of compensation.
I am thankful that after years of doing my best to reduce my individual carbon footprint that the big polluters in this country are also being called to account by being taxed on the emissions they produce. If this means that it is going to cost me a little bit extra then I am more than happy to pay it.
Perhaps we should keep in mind the quote from the late John F Kennedy;
“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
We should be asking what we can do for the planet, and consequently the future of our children and grandchildren rather than nitpicking over the details of who will be $10/week better or worse off.