Discussion in 'News from around the damp planet' started by Terra, Jun 29, 2012.
Tax starts on July 1 hope it doesnt get too cold i will have to buy more clothes.
Yeah, mixed emotions, we need something like this to curb energy wastage and reduce emissions, but my hip pocket is not looking forward to it.
What is it?
I think (in fact, I'm almost certain) this is what Terra is referring to:
Australian Government (2012) Clean Energy Future
It will be well worth it in the long run Terra. I got a pair of tracky daks from the op shop yesterday so I will make it through to spring ok. If we all take a little of the pain now we may well avoid a greater hit in the future.
If the big polluters have to pay it they will pass it on to us..... so stuff will cost more.
Snowing at 1600 already ... it's gonna get colder.
I've put a couple of bikes on layby ... bit like wood-chopping really (warms three ways), get warm travelling
Not looking forward to it ... already been hit with a utility price-hike, just a few weeks ago (before tax). They know how to wood-chop a person, for sure :sweat:
I don't need to use electricity for cooking or warming the house in Winter but Summer will be a different matter, we have enough fallen timber to keep us going for a long time.
I knew there would be many good reasons for living in the tropics .. who needs heating ? who needs warm clothes ?
It'll all blow over. We'll learn to huddle together for warmth. We'll learn how to sweat again to keep cool. More of us will see the benefit in home-grown food. A few more people will ride a bike to work. People adapt. The challenge is for us to take this as an opportunity...
How good are op shops! Im always finding a bargain and damn it... I look good!
Im pretty happy ill be paying less lax, now we have a tax free threshold of $18,200 going up to $19,200 in 2015. Thats about my annual average income so a nice little saving for quite a few people.
We don't have a cheap op shop in town here but there is a 60klm round trip to get to an op shop and I'd rather pay the few $'s more for new stuff.
op shops are good tip shops are good garage sales are good.I did all three today !!!
That's about as good as it gets for a Saturday permasculptor. You'll need a lie in tomorrow!
I bagged a nice skirt for work and matching jacket last week for $6 a piece. I might have to go back for a fleecy jumper and tracky pants though....
It's official - Gavin says that the sky isn't going to fall in and I believe him. Here.
It will be interesting if folks here on the board notice any change to their electricity costs.
Op shops are great you will often find interesting stuff you dont see elsewhere , i get nearly all my summer shirts there (buy them now) i tend to leave the warm gear for those less fortunate than me .
Back on carbon the big polluters certainly need to contribute however ive said this before no one is talking about REDUCING carbon levels , just slowing it down a bit which population growth will overun in a heartbeat but of course if you dont change anything nothing will change .
The not to distant future price of oil should be an effective carbon tax
Tar sands and coal to gas will certainly pick up some of the slack in the short term.
Laughed when Abbott was on TV yesterday announcing road spending his quote was "almost nothing signifies progress more than new roads,''
I imagine the only thing to trump it would be monorails
Got to love the BAU optimism to be able to keep taking from the magic pudding
I wonder how many more "accidents" it will take for people to truly want change like this yesterday in Osaka, Japan.
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