Aussies Vote No To Price On Carbon

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9th November 2010, 12:43am - Views: 4630
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Aussies vote NO to introducing a price on carbon

Most Australians would prefer that the Government never introduce a price on carbon.

In response to the statement: The Government should introduce a price on carbon, 53% of Australians voted never.

The findings were revealed in a recent survey of over 1100 Australians conducted by Youi Insurance during the months of September to November, 2010.

The nation also appears divided on when a carbon price should be introduced.

27% of respondents believe the Government should introduce a price on carbon this year, 10% say next year, whilst 10% believe the Government should only do so in 5 years time.

Brendon Dyer from Youi Insurance said it appeared respondents felt that introducing a price on carbon would lead to an increase in their day to day living expenses.

"There is a fear of the unknown. The majority of respondents believe that introducing a price on carbon will lead to an increase in such basics as fuel and electricity," he said.

Youi Insurance is a national insurer that rewards its customers with cheaper premiums if they use their cars less.

The average mid-sized sedan emits 3.6* tonnes of carbon each year.

* Based on travelling 15,000km annually

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For further information or to arrange an interview contact:
Brendon Dyer
07 3166 4972 or 0427 801 435

* Poll conducted on the Youi website from 22 September 5 November 2010.

The Government should introduce a price on carbon:

This year 299 votes (27%)

Next year 111 votes (10%)

In Five Year's Time 115 votes (10%)
Never 594 votes (53%)

TOTAL 1119 votes

SOURCE: Youi Insurance

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