The Chairman of The Carbon Sense Coalition, Mr Viv Forbes, today called for an investigation into deceptive advertising on the carbon tax.
He claimed that for government promoters to call it “A Price on Carbon” is just two more lies.
Firstly, a tax is a compulsory levy on production, consumption, income or expenditure.
A price is the amount voluntarily offered, paid or received for real goods or services.
Therefore the “Price on Carbon” is a tax.
Secondly, carbon is a solid element rarely found isolated in nature. Diamonds and graphite are examples. Carbon is usually combined with other elements forming coal, oil, gas, plants, animals and all foods they eat.
Any form of carbon when burnt or digested produces a colourless harmless natural gaseous plant food called carbon dioxide. This gas is what they will tax.
Therefore what is being imposed on Australia is not a “price on carbon”, it is a “tax on carbon dioxide”.
Both deceptions are deliberate. What is the Commissioner for Deceptive Advertising doing?
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