Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tax Will Disadvantage Us All

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tax Will Disadvantage Us All

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IN REGARD to the carbon tax, it seems most people are aware that this will increase the price of electricity to the consumer and, that the government is offering rebates to low and middle income families to offset these increases.

What most people do not seem to be aware of is that the increase in electricity prices will raise the cost of just about everything else as well, and there will be no compensation for this.

Everything that is manufactured, administered or serviced uses electricity. Whether it be your shopping centre, jeweller, bakery, hairdresser, pet store, cafE[umlaut], restaurant, car service, etc, all use electricity.

The increase in electricity charges is an overhead that will be passed on to the consumer as businesses try to retain their profit margins.

Families are already struggling with the increases in car registration, fuel, rates, electricity, water, insurances, etc. The carbon tax will be the final nail in the coffin for many of these families.

The claim by the government that C[pounds sterling]pensioners will be better offC[yen] just doesn't wash as they, like most of us, will struggle with the increases in everyday commodities.

PAUL SINCLAIR

Pelican Waters

Casino a must

THE Sunshine Coast needs a casino at either Noosa or Maroochydore. Yes, money will go back into the casino but how much will go back in to the community and to sports programs, etc?

They have money to burn and I can say if this government can get in there, then well done.

We have to look globally. What do overseas people want ( not us)? They want many things, especially a casino.

MARK PUPLETT

Parrearra

Let them all in

TONY Magrathea (Daily, April 23) makes an interesting point.

Australia was first colonised by convicts and many others who came here without any documentation or passports but worked their guts out to establish themselves and their families as worthwhile residents. …

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