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Sunday, 18th March 2018

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Viv Forbes

Viv has a degree in Applied Science Geology and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy


Claytons Carbon Taxes

Fuel excise is a tax on the use of carbon fuels such as diesel and petrol.

Mineral royalties are a tax on the extraction of all carbon fuels – coal, oil or natural gas. 

These must be the carbon taxes you have when you don’t have a carbon tax?

Naturally those attacking carbon fuels recognise a carbon tax when they see one, and are always happy to see these Claytons Carbon Taxes increased in scope or severity.


“The Oceans will Boil”, says the ‘Father of global warming’, James Hansen


Great to see Outsiders agree


Live in FNQ and we don't have fluctuations, same every week, unless it goes up, but never down.

TAX, if there is no taxes we do get the dole, we do not subsidise the terminally unemployable. So what is the beef about taxes?

One cent a litre increase will cause pensioners extra costs to get to the doctor or shopping centre ? Get real. Most 4 cylinder cars (that most pensioners would own) travels 12 kilometres per litre, so 12 kilometres costs 1c extra and that's about the round trip to the shops or the doctor. So stupid Labor /Greens reckon this is a hardship to the pensioners (of which I am one).. No wonder the Labor/Greens can't balance the budget, Bloody hopeless they are and are hell bent on preventing Australia recovering from the mess they left us in. One cent per 12 k travelled will cause hardship, Wow.

My dear old dad once said "if they could tax the air you breathe they would" and buggy me they did.

I live in an outer suburb and always pay between $167.9 and $179.5 never any lower.

cm, they sure are, bludgers the lot of them.

In SA we are hit with a 20 cent fluctuation every 10 - 14 days.

Bloody hell, it's one cent a litre, about 40/50 cents a week for a normal motorist. Give over! Find something meaningful to whinge about, like the idiot Labor party who couldn't balance a budget in a fit!

An excise or excise tax (sometimes called a duty of excise special tax) is an inland tax on the sale, or production for sale, of specific goods or a tax on a good produced for sale, or sold, within a country or licenses for specific activities. Excises are distinguished from customs duties, which are taxes on importation. Excises are inland taxes, whereas customs duties are border taxes.

An excise is considered an indirect tax, meaning that the producer or seller who pays the tax to the government is expected to try to recover or shift the tax by raising the price paid by the buyer. Excises are typically imposed in addition to another indirect tax such as a sales tax or value added tax (VAT). No matter, whatever it is, it's an insult !

Treasure Joe supporter of Carbon Abatement along with Tony &Co Vote Heads you lose, vote Tails you lose.

I've found a pretty good paper on the history of fuel taxes in Australia— my recollection is that the post oil shock tax regime significantly raised prices of fuel and the Commonwealth has been addicted to the copious revenue ever since. I think it accounts for about ten percent of all revenues but someone might like to 'fact check' that. The amount diverted to roads or transport funding has usually been around ten percent and not more than fifteen. Various schemes of hypothecation have been used over the decades but most recent examples have been subject to limits.

The R.E.T is on top.

Got it G in P , WASP & Free .
Benefits , Dole , Disability for those that can't live on the dole , rent assistance and the list is endless

Where is the carbon dioxide? Oil comprises 85% carbon, 13% hydrogen and 0.5% oxygen with traces of sulphur and nitrogen. Oil is not a "greenhouse" gas.

I mean FFS, 1 cent per litre ..
Driving the Old Gt Western Hway in Sydney the other day .
7 - 11 servo $158.9 next servo Shell $131.9 .
Go figure , just like the weekly fuel hike scam .
Jumps 26 cents or more overnight ..

I agree! We're suckered in at every turn.

Spot on,WASP. Surely this is the root cause of all of our national problems ? I do think that a DD could well sort out the figures more accurately. There are so many pressing problems with the economy and the threat from extreme Islam. If the average bogan cannot see the true facts or work it out for themselves, them Australia will go the way of most western countries !!

Socialist wealth re-distribution - pure and simple (while Al Gore and mates make millions out of the scheme)

Thanks for the reminder Viv, Excellent points.

Most taxes whatever named, end up being used in the main, for the elite's pet project eg, PPL, green power, wages for trade union members public servants.