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Hundreds rally against Australian carbon tax

Hundreds rally against Australian carbon tax

Hundreds of Australians are protesting government plans to tax industrial polluters for the carbon dioxide gas they pump into the atmosphere.
The carbon tax is part of Australia's bid to cut its greenhouse emissions. The protesters say the tax will add to their household bills and damage the economy.
Most of the more than 1,000 protesters outside Parliament House on Wednesday were over 60 years old and many said they had never before taken part in a public demonstration.
Rally organizer Chris Johnson says an election should be called to test the government's mandate for a carbon tax.
But Prime Minister Julia Gillard has ruled out delaying action on climate change.


Updated : 2021-02-28 03:34 GMT+08:00