Perhaps Mr de Bruyn should be asking, on behalf of his members, what effect will the carbon dioxide tax have on employment prospects. I am sure Mr de Bruyn is not a fan of big business. After all his years in the unions, he should realise that Big Business has no loyalty to Australia. If an inhibiting carbon dioxide tax is imposed on them, they will locate off-shore to some of the many countries that do not have a tax based on a falsified hypothesis.
|Joe de Bruyn (photo ABC)|
''The government appears to be allowing the Greens to set the agenda in Parliament,'' he told The Age last November. Why then is he supporting the Greens' crazy carbon dioxide tax against the interests of his members and their futures?
Was Mr de Bruyn's Union one of the six unions who financed the rabid GetUp?
I could ask Simon Sheikh the same question. Why are you promoting a tax on carbon dioxide. It will penalise the jobs future of its funding union members. It will raise the cost of living for all Australians. Even if the "science" is trustworthy, and that's a big IF, it will not make the slightest difference in average Global temperatures.
The treasury calculations are saying that, at $30/tonne it will cost each household $863 pa. I believe that the treasury figures are conservative. The treasurer, poor old Wayne (Carbon tax hysterical idea) Swan doesn't trust his own treasury.
Many commentators and academic (Lenore Taylor, Dennis Shanahan, Dr Frank Jotzo ) say that it should be at least $60/tonne. That's double the treasury calculations tax amount.