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$14 refund for repeal of carbon tax fails to impress readers

THE promise of an early Christmas present in the form of a rates refund from the axing of the carbon tax got mixed reviews from our Facebook readers.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said a one-off refund - on average $14.04 - would be included in October-December rates notices.

The mayor said most residents would also save with a previously announced reduction in tip fees.

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"Ratepayers should expect to see an average refund of $14.04 and ongoing average savings of $10 on tip fees owing to the repeal of the clean energy legislation commonly known as the carbon tax," Cr Pisasale said.

The repeal of the carbon tax passed through the Senate in July.

Deputy Mayor Victor Attwood said not long after the repeal of the carbon tax, the council immediately reduced fees at council-owned waste transfer stations from $10 to $8.

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Pheeyona Jane was clearly unimpressed, posting: "$14. Wow."

Similarly, Carla Kompenhans posted: "$14; early Christmas present? Are you serious? I don't know anyone who would be excited about that.

"What part of Christmas will that cover exactly?"

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But Lisa Ave appeared more grateful, while taking a swipe at Treasurer Joe Hockey: "Woot woot I can afford to put fuel in my car now," she posted. "Since us poor people don't drive much you know it will be like all my Christmases have come at once!"

Meanwhile, Vikki Clark was just grateful: "Regardless of the amount at least they are refunding it," she posted.

Micaela Lowe posted: "The Carbon Tax is going to go down in history as the biggest scam by our government. They add it in, business up their prices by ridiculous amounts, they take it away and businesses claim they never increased anything it's just 'inflation'. What a joke.

"We've paid a lot more than $14 in increases associated with carbon tax when it comes to rates."

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