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→  April 17, 2012

PUBLIC housing tenants face losing part of their carbon tax offset on higher rent. The federal government has promised pensioners and other welfare recipients a supplementary payment to compensate for higher cost of living and energy bills under the carbon tax. However, the Baillieu government has refused to rule out increasing rents for public housing […]

→  April 2, 2012

AAP Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has dismissed as “rubbish” claims that workers will be overcompensated for the carbon tax. The Australian Industry Group (AIG) has asked Fair Work Australia to limit the next rise in the minimum wage to $14 a week – below the rate of inflation, The Australian reports. The industry group […]