News

$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.

MORE IPSWICH NEWS ...

Berry vows Herbert Street Bridge will not close

Troublesome upbringing no excuse for crime, says magistrate

"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.

MORE IPSWICH NEWS ...

$400 fine for wasting police time and lying about identity

Police trying to identify those involved in grand final fight

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?"

MORE IPSWICH NEWS ...

Ipswich City Square to introduce paid parking

Pundits marvel at number of top players from Ipswich region

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."

Topics:  carbon tax social media



Ipswich business in legal battle with brewer over trade mark

Fig Jam Catering owner Jason Davidson is taking Burleigh Brewing to court over its use of the Fig Jam trademark for one of its brews. Pics of Jason in his shop/kitchen with some of his products - his business has been operating since 2005.

A craft brewer has found itself in a legal pickle over FIGJAM ale

Lakes closed after concerns for water quality

Lake Clarendon.

TWO of the region's lakes remain closed to all water based activity

Caught in the act: Ipswich cop's good deed

A police officer was there in Joan Bell's time of need when her tyre burst in front of a busy shopping centre.

WHEN a police officer saw a distressed woman, he jumped into action.

Local Partners

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

IF AUSTRALIA does have a tall poppy syndrome, Mia Freedman has most certainly been a victim.

Home town support spurs on Ipswich chef

CONTENDER: Judges have praised the work of Ipswich cook Ben Ungermann, who has avoided the dreaded elimination rounds.

Ben gets a little sweeter

Shannon Noll: What I don't like about The Voice

ON TOUR: Shannon Noll will perform in Ipswich on June 3 as part of a 35-show run.

Australian Idol veteran talks reality TV during 35-date Aussie tour

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!