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May 16, 2012

MORE than 1.6 million families will start receiving their share of $325 million in compensation for the carbon tax from today.

Families receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A will receive up to $110 for each child, while those receiving Family Tax Benefit Part B will get up to $69.

Families who receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly should receive the payments in their accounts over two weeks.

A small proportion who choose to claim the benefit annually will receive the extra money when they file their tax return.

In NSW, 530,900 families will share in $104 million.

Further relief will come from July when many families will get a tax cut. All taxpayers with incomes of up to $80,000 will get relief, with most getting a cut of at least $300.

Dan Harrison

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/carbon-compo-payments-begin-20120515-1yp45.html#ixzz1uzGY1rSH

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3 Comments

  1. If everyone has been compensated, what would reason a tax earning nothing?

    Michael Kerjman

    • gerrytreuren
    • Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:46 am
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    The point of the emissions pricing scheme is to make high carbon activities more expective – and less preferable – than low carbon activities, and thus to prompt a change in behaviour. Not to tax.

  2. The point of Myki ticketing system in Melbourne is bettering the public transport. After 2 billiard dollars spent and about (or even more) a decade of minding, it is forcibly being recently impost on customers, not allowing boarding a public transport on random (a plastic card is not free of charge and need top-ups at special outlets), lacking of a daily ticket (for Myki Money users), not allowing a ticket between 14-28 days (for Myki Pass passangers).
    It’s for start.

    After passing a customer between State and Transport Ombudsmen and state government departments during a couple of months, the State Ombudsman Office de facto refrained from addressing his concerns.

    That is how engineering and services work FACTUALLY at elementary civic levels while taxing the air with “carbon pricing” fails absolutely on consumers’ shoulders because none can participate, for instance, in this blog without a “carbon footprint”, either directly or indirectly.

    And, at the end of the day, what is a point to make, like in a case of, one could rightfully say, irresponsible Myki enforcement, a fellow citizens-consumers’ life even worse than it is already in modern Australia is but mere money-grabbing depreciating currency inside country while the rest of the smart world could simply deploy hypothetically-lesser carbon levels to its good for free?

    Michael Kerjman


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