December 07, 2016

Find out why Australia axed their carbon tax

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Australia brought in a carbon tax on July 1 2012 under what was called the Clean Energy Act and it was repealed shortly after on July 17, 2014. 

Canada and Australia are very similar – we have similar GHG emissions with 1.6% and 1.8% respectively. Australia has a significant oil and gas sector and a reliance on coal for cheap energy.

With the carbon tax, which they introduced as a cap and trade system, the same accusations and promises were made – that they were big polluters and the tax was a feel good solution to all of their problems.

They were told that they would lead the world and that this was a moral issue. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Dr. Chris Berg, research fellow from the Institute of Public Policy in Australia was here in Calgary to talk about the carbon tax earlier this week.

Watch my interview with Dr. Berg as he tells me what the last straw was for Australians, the hidden costs associated with the tax and what we can do to fight the tax that’s about to be pushed on us in the new year.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation brought Dr. Chris Berg to Canada for a tour to talk about the repeal of the carbon tax in Australia.

He will be speaking at several events throughout the week and if you’d like more information, visit

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commented 2016-12-08 11:16:02 -0500
I went to the site and could not see any events where I can go to hear him speak. Do you have the list? I did endorse many of the campaigns though.
commented 2016-12-08 03:50:28 -0500
Australia are smart. I love how they deal with the boat loads of migrants.
commented 2016-12-08 01:46:23 -0500
If justin read the headline he would probably wonder why the Aussies put Axe spray on their carbon tax.
commented 2016-12-08 01:45:22 -0500
Can any of the left wing politicians or their trained seals please show me any proof that a carbon tax has ever reduced carbon.
commented 2016-12-08 01:44:33 -0500
Leviticus even if the food comes from somewhere other than the US it will still be Trumps fault to the brain dead left wingers.
commented 2016-12-08 01:43:14 -0500
The problem is that the people got screwed first – so who paid them back for the assets they lost?
That’s right nobody regardless it looks like they are ignoring what the people want and force us to lose for something we already know doesn’t work!

Sure doesn’t do anything to change PM Trudeau’s mind!
commented 2016-12-07 22:46:25 -0500
Yes it will cost Canadians dearly in inflationary spiral and put many into “energy poverty”. But the up side of this senseless, damaging exercise is, as the Australian experience shows us, it cost 2 of their PMs their jobs – and maybe that would make worth while – it will spike Trudeau as a one term buffoon.
commented 2016-12-07 21:53:07 -0500
Thanks HOLLY , gives us hope it can be rescinded
commented 2016-12-07 18:59:55 -0500
NDP and Libbers are nothing but Con Artist’s. They need booting out.
commented 2016-12-07 18:55:02 -0500
I really hope people aren’t so stupid as to think that Trump is to blame for the increase in the price of our food…
commented 2016-12-07 18:24:02 -0500
But CBC says our food will go up in price because of Donald Trump!
People will actually believe this!!!!!
commented 2016-12-07 17:57:54 -0500
It is strange how Liberals pretend to help the poor and then they Ream them up the ass when they bend over.
commented 2016-12-07 17:56:15 -0500
Apparently Ont and Que have figured out a corrupt way to deal with the corrupt carbon tax. They’ve both latched onto California’s cap and trade scam. Cal has purposely overproduced tax permits so they will stay cheap for years which Ont and Que are going to be buying into. Bottom line is that they will start out around $19/ton but by the time the rest of us are paying $50/ton they will only be up to $24/ton. This is why they are so gung ho about it with no complaining.