Carbon Tax ‘Uncompetitive’

The Commons agriculture committee yesterday warned the national carbon tax may put growers at a competitive disadvantage, though farm fuel is already exempt from forecast hikes of 12¢ a litre for gasoline and 14¢ for diesel. The Department of Agriculture in Access To Information memos calculated the tax would cost farmers up to $3,705 a year without the exemption: ‘Now all people are going to be asking for a break.’

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