In the news today, business has been making a little noise to encourage the government to remove the carbon price because, get this, it makes business more expensive.
Really? Who would have thought that a policy aimed to remove the profitability from dirty practices actually made business more difficult?
The point was to add resistance to business as usual. Of course the other side to this is provide opportunities and assistance to clean up operations, which I’ve seen little of in the last five years.
Instead, business wants the stick and carrot for doing this out of the goodness of their heart (straight from the tax payer’s pocket, no less). So I’ll just wait for my tax cuts for saving water and energy and for recycling.