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PostSubject: Adding insult to injury: OZschwitz carbon tax applies to disaster fallout    Adding insult to injury: OZschwitz carbon tax applies to disaster fallout  Icon_minitimeMon May 21, 2012 7:40 pm

RESIDENTS of areas hit by natural disasters such as cyclones and storms could face carbon tax bills for the greenhouse emissions arising from rubbish created by the disaster, a Senate estimates hearing was told yesterday.

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The revelation came as the government released a list of 104 local councils it believes may have to pay the tax because of the carbon emissions from rubbish dumps, 46 of which are in NSW.

The Liberal senator Ian Macdonald asked the Department of Climate Change about claims by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council in Queensland that it faces a carbon tax bill of about $2 million to cover the waste from cyclone Yasi in February last year.

Impost ... local governments are likely to be ill-equipped to handle the complexities of carbon pricing. Photo: Craig Abraham

Under the carbon tax, due to start July 1, rubbish dumps - many of which are run by local councils - will pay for emissions released when rubbish is burnt or decomposes if emissions total more than 25,000 tonnes a year.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/carbon-tax-applies-to-disaster-fallout-20120521-1z1fh.html#ixzz1vYCStk7Z

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