Tag: Subsidies

We’re drowning in cheap oil – yet still taxpayers prop up this toxic industry | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

As these new crisis bailouts for fossil fuels show, it’s those who are least deserving who get the most government protection

Source: We’re drowning in cheap oil – yet still taxpayers prop up this toxic industry | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

Did you know your tax dollars are paying for BHP’s petrol?

Every year, the Government hands out around $6 billion dollars in fuel tax subsidies – and the coal mining industry is one of the largest recipients. It’s all in a report released this week by the Australian Conservation Foundation, which would make for some handy reading for our Treasurer who’s weighing up different options to save the Government money.

Think Mr Hockey should raise revenue by stopping handouts to billion-dollar mining corporations instead of creating $100k university degrees?

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