Carbon tax fear going cheap


'Carbon tax fear going cheap', by Fiona Katauskas

Fiona KatauskasFiona Katauskas' work has also appeared in ABC's The Drum, New Matilda, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Financial Review and Scribe's Best Australian political cartoon anthologies.

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A thoroughly typical and predicatably biased cartoon from Fiona Katauskas. Why not mention Julia Gillard's "no carbon tax under a government I lead"? Why not try the contradiction of saying that there is a great future for coal, the very source of carbon pollution that is driving catastrophic global warming? And of course Ms Kataukas would not want to give the impression that there is any vailidity to positions that are contrary to Julia Gillard's. They are "the facts", pure and simple.

Patrick James | 20 July 2011  

Another cheap shot. How can you justify this approach. Read your Mission statement and the aims of the magazine. A tax will not address the real issue here which is the consumption of ALL of the earths resources. Attacking carbon will not solve the dilemma. If we (Australia) want/need to feed the starving millions (and I hope we do) we will need to increase our use of resources to convert them to food.

Bill Duffy | 20 July 2011  

Patrick and Bill clearly have their own agenda(s). I'm tired of the "She lied" shouting. The PM changed her mind. I don't consider that "lying". In the unforeseen circumstances facing the new govt after the election, ANY competent leader would have had to make adjustments. The opposition certainly has! They went to the election saying Malcolm was the best leader for the country. Did they lie? Changed circumstances needed a fresh approach. Now they have a leader who can say "No!" in a thousand different ways - at every photo opportunity.
I liked the cartoon. Its really too accurate for comfort though!

Allen Edwards | 20 July 2011  

Allen, what exactly does "having an agenda" mean? It suggests that nothing of what we say has any validity as there is something else unsaid. I thought that I could not have said my piece any more clearly. Fiona Katauskas makes a complex issue black and white. Julia Gillard is a paragon of honesty and wisdom. Tony Abbott is portrayed as nothing but a naysayer, a portrayal you agree with. The fact is that many people have raised concerns about Julia Gillard's whole carbon tax. I will put aside your Humphrey Applebyesque excuse for a straight promise that was broken. I heard recently in an interview with Peter Costello that no other major nation is planning a carbon trading scheme. Various economies are in dire straits and there is no appetite for saddling themselves with this carbon tax burden. You do not answer a charge I, and others make, that Julia Gillard is contradicting herself with this tax. She says that coal has a bright future but is attempting to tax it out of use. The amount of money to compensate various industries and individuals is growing and growing. Julia Gillard seems to think that there is a bottomless pit. Ms Katauskas in no way informs the reader of anything in this issue, save her political biases.

Patrick James | 20 July 2011  


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