Articles with tag carbon-tax


Interview Special: Retail association on why there should be optimism for 2014

Russell Zimmerman is the executive director of the Australian Retailers Association. In this special Q&A, he explains why he is optimistic for the remaining months of 2014.

Posted Fri 22/08/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

ARA welcomes carbon tax repeal and predicts stronger consumer confidence

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the abolition of the carbon tax, which was repealed after being passed by the Senate 39 to 32.

Posted Fri 18/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suppliers and retailers warned to pass on Carbon Tax savings; repeal praised

The ACCC has greeted the repealing of the so-called Carbon Tax by warning wholesalers and retailers of their legal obligation to pass through savings caused by this removal onto the customer.

Posted Fri 18/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Carbon tax on its way out as Abbott government releases draft bill

The federal government has released a draft bill to abolish the carbon tax as of 1 July 2014 with believe it will lower costs for Australian businesses and ease cost of living pressures for households.

Posted Wed 16/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Tony Abbott announces new ministry, Bruce Billson to head Small Business

Bruce Billson has been elected Minister of Small Business as part of Tony Abbott's unveiling of the new federal cabinet.

Posted Tue 17/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rudd's ETS plan is only a "band aid" for the carbon tax

With Kevin Rudd back in power as Prime Minister, he has announced the termination of the carbon tax but the introduction of an emissions trading scheme.

Posted Wed 17/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers feel the effects of the carbon tax

Eighty per cent of retailers believe they have been negatively impacted since the carbon tax was introduced in July 2012.

Posted Fri 11/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Carbon price complaints not widespread, ACCC says

Over 630 complaints were received by the ACCC about the carbon price since the commencement of the carbon pricing mechanism at the beginning of July.

Posted Fri 13/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers worried about carbon tax

The federal government successfully passed the carbon tax through the lower house on Wednesday but this has left many retailers heavy-hearted.

Posted Fri 14/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

AGHA joins carbon fight

The AGHA as launched a campaign in a push for the federal government to cancel its carbon tax scheme, describing the tax as "an ill-conceived and lazy approach to the issue of climate change".

Posted Mon 10/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

More businesses say no to carbon

Further evidence has revealed that 65 per cent Australian business owners believe the federal carbon tax will have a negative impact on their business.

Posted Thu 11/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Carbon tax adds insult to retailers

An industry survey has revealed that 83 per cent of retailers expect consumers will be spending less as a result of the carbon tax.

Posted Tue 09/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

The Body Shop joins pro-carbon price coalition

The Body Shop is one of about 100 businesses and associations to sign up to a coalition in support of a carbon price to help slash emissions.

Posted Wed 13/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers lose in carbon tax introduction

The carbon pricing package will see retailers face increasing operaton costs throughout the supply chain and fewer goods being bought my consumers.

Posted Mon 11/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

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