Australia’s rich talk about saving the environment; the poor bear the burden of doing it

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Page: 1-2

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1087
Author(s):
Head, Lesley
Tags:
saving; about; talk; rich; doing; australia; burden; bear; poor; environment; Education; Social and Behavioral Sciences
article description
Public housing tenants struggling with their bills will well understand NSW Community Services Minister Goward’s concern over the rising costs of nails and pots of paint. According to the minister, the carbon tax will push the price of household maintenance up; this is the reasoning behind an increase in public housing rents. But what’s fair about the state government passing its own carbon tax costs on to those least able to afford it?