Saturday, July 02, 2011

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   Gillard promises Australians petrol prices will not rise under carbon tax...

Petrol prices will not be touched by carbon pricing," Gillard told Australian Broadcasting Corp. television.

"The design of this scheme is that petrol will be out now and out for the future."

Her promise will anger the Greens party, which wants the tax applied across the entire economy.

Gillard credited rural independent lawmaker Tony Windsor with swaying her to exclude petrol. Gillard relies on Windsor's support to maintain a fragile single-seat majority in the House of Representatives.

"He has put forward a powerful case for people in country Australia who have got no choice but to jump in their cars and get places," she said, referring to a lack of public transport outside big cities.

The Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry said in a statement the petrol exemption would will simply shift the price burden of reducing the nation's emissions to other areas of the economy.

The government has promised to slash Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to at least 5 per cent below 2000 levels. Australia is one of the world's worst greenhouse gas emitters per capita, largely because it relies heavily on abundant reserves of cheap coal for electricity.

Conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott opposes polluters being forced to pay anything for the carbon gas that they create. His stance has helped his coalition lead in recent opinion polls.

Labor is hoping that public hostility toward the tax will have subsided before Australia's next elections are due in 2013.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

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New Zealand rugby and the Rugby World Cup this year!

New Zealand rugby and the Rugby World Cup this year!
NZ is hosting the Rugby world Cup this year. The biggest sporting event for years and the third biggest world sporting event after the Olympics and the Soccer World Cup.

Hey! NZ will win it with Richie and Dan!!

I like the Canterbury Crusaders Super 15 rugby team.

I like the Canterbury Crusaders Super 15 rugby team.
Because they have had such a difficult season through the Christchurch earthquakes - no games played in Christchurch this season. The earthquakes and aftershocks haven't stopped since last September.

Three cheers for the Crusaders and Christchurch!!!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

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