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Extreme anti carbon tax claims by Tony Abbott’s campaign could lead to legal trouble

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has set up a hotline for members of the public to make complaints about misleading carbon tax claims.

Special Minister of State Gary Gray plans to visit the South Australian city of Whyalla on Sunday – a community Mr Abbott said would be “wiped off the map” because of the carbon pricing scheme….
The Government says more than $300 million is available to councils, community groups and charities to help offset the costs of the carbon tax.

Warning issued over anti-carbon tax posters ABC News, By chief parliamentary correspondent Simon Cullen June 27, 2012 Labor is warning small businesses against displaying the Coalition’s anti-carbon tax posters, saying they risk million-dollar fines if the information is found to be misleading.

The Coalition has sent the fliers to bakeries, butchers, dry cleaners and fruit shops just days before the carbon tax is due to take effect. Labor is warning businesses to be “very, very careful” about being part of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s campaign by displaying the posters in their shop fronts.

“Don’t allow him to drag you into his cynical scare campaign because the consequences of that are very serious,” Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury told Parliament. “If you do mislead your customers, then you could face fines of up to
$1.1 million.”…….
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has set up a hotline for members of the public to make complaints about misleading carbon tax claims.

The tactic is a further sign that both sides of politics are preparing
to ramp up their campaigning efforts surrounding the tax.

On Tuesday Mr Abbott told a meeting of Coalition MPs that he and other
senior party figures would be campaigning “across the country”,
warning people the tax would push up the cost of living and threaten
jobs.

Labor is also preparing a coordinated campaign this weekend to
reassure the community about the effects of the tax.

Special Minister of State Gary Gray plans to visit the South Australian city of Whyalla on Sunday – a community Mr Abbott said would be “wiped off the map” because of the carbon pricing scheme….
The Government says more than $300 million is available to councils, community groups and charities to help offset the costs of the carbon tax. …. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-26/labor-warns-against-displaying-anti-carbon-tax-posters/4094048

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June 27, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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