So You Don’t Think This Is A “Fix”?

21 Sep


Coalition MPs’ fury over the release of new carbon tax analysis

The release of fresh modelling has sparked uproar during a committee hearing on Labor’s carbon tax bills, with Coalition MPs angry that Treasury analysis was released just minutes before the inquiry convened…

Labor released its updated modelling at 9.09am this morning, just six minutes before the commencement of the joint select committee into the government’s carbon tax bills.

The modelling looks at the impact of Labor’s proposed $23-a-tonne carbon price, following previous studies which used a $20-a-tonne price.

“As expected, the updated modelling shows almost no difference with the previous modelling exercise,” Treasurer Wayne Swan and Climate Change Minister Greg Combet said in a joint statement.


The public is given less than a week to review 1,100 pages of legislation, and make submissions to the Joint Select Committee.

The Treasury modelling used as the basis for economic argument supporting the legislation’s rationale, is withheld.

Revised modelling at the true set price is released 6 minutes before Treasury appears to face Parliamentary scrutiny.

And a 15% difference (increase) between the previously modelled price, and the actual price, will make “almost no difference”.


If you believe that, then you’re clearly a Blind Man, and I’ve got a wedding ring to sell you … that’s actually a rat’s arsehole.

A fitting metaphor for this government.


4 Responses to “So You Don’t Think This Is A “Fix”?”

  1. GROG Party (@GROGParty) September 21, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Unbelievable.Conspiracy to deceive the public.Rubbery figures from treasury dept.What’s 15% to the public, not much???

    • The Blissful Ignoramus September 21, 2011 at 11:47 am #

      This has all the hallmarks of the “fix” that went in to enact the Federal Reserve Act in the USA in 1913 … sneaked through straight after nearly all of Congress had gone home for Christmas.

      • Tomorrows Serf September 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

        Hey BI,

        I’d been thinking EXACTLY the same thing!!!

        This country is being “stitched up”, just like the Yanks (and by extension) the world, was stitched up 98 yrs ago with the passage of the Federal Reserve act. (essential reading:”The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G.Edward Griffin.)

        You’d have to ask yourself, how long would it take to read 1100 odd pages of complicated Carbon Tax related documentation.

        Then you’d also have to ask yourself, how long would it take to DRAFT this drivel, and make it so that it was watertight and “Abbott-proof”??

        Seems to me it must have been in the works at least at or before the time of the infamous “there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead” lie and certainly before she announced her about-face on initiating a “market based mechanism to price carbon” earlier this year.

        Who IS this “creature” working for????.


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