Australian politics, society & culture

This Carbon Pricing Thing Is Just Not Cricket

Friday, 13 July 2012 - 12:40am
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"After just short of a fortnight’s operation it still is too early to evaluate the economic impact of carbon pricing. Well, it is for most people. Yesterday shadow treasurer Joe Hockey blamed the Government’s bid to lower emissions for a rise in unemployment from 5.1 per cent to 5.2 per cent in June. The month saw 33,000 full-time jobs disappear … Mr Hockey didn’t elaborate on how a jobless figure recorded the month before the start of carbon pricing demonstrated the 'impact of the carbon tax'."