Gillard Electricity Tax Committee Challenge

Julia Gillard’s Electricity Tax Committee today starts drawing up plans to further push up the cost of power for pensioners, families, householders and businesses.

By its own terms of reference – its mandate is simply for higher electricity prices (TOR #3. The Committee is established on the basis that a carbon price is … required).

Today will be the first of what will be closed-door, confidential, secret meetings (TOR #8. The Committee will ensure its deliberations and papers remain confidential).

The whole premise of this committee is that higher power prices will punish people enough so they are forced to use less electricity.  We believe there is a better way.

Instead of hurting people with higher power prices we would take direct action with practical measures such as cleaning up the power stations which account for much of the emissions. Read more.