The carbon tax is burley in the water and the feeding frenzies are fierce. Circling this morning are a few stories that look ominous for the government.
The Institute of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank, says there’s a possible legal challenge to the tax in the offing because it’s unconstitutional.
Prominent barrister Bryan Pape provided legal advice to the IPA that ‘‘the Commonwealth cannot tax State property: Legally carbon dioxide emissions are State property’‘, and that “the Commonwealth cannot impose a carbon tax and other related penalties within the same Act. The Commonwealth cannot introduce a carbon tax within its external affairs powers’‘.
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Like anyone else, Australians are keen to pick up a bargain.
Our grocery aisles are filled with premium brand products alongside their cheaper cousins. We like to get the best deal when we’re buying an appliance, building our homes or fuelling our cars.
And let’s face it, while we all like to buy Australian made, we mostly consider the origin of products after we’ve checked the price tag. Who can blame us? We’ve all got families to feed and bills to pay. And a dollar only goes so far.
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Recently I was at an airport, about to set off on a 24-hour long haul flight.
If you’ve ever travelled on a plane and felt frustrated at hearing a crying baby on a nearby seat, multiply that frustration and stress by ten and you’ll understand what the parents are going through.
Having a young family myself, I’ve been there plenty.
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