Carbon tax challenge up in smoke

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Jarrod Bleijie has confirmed the State Government will not mount a High Court challenge to the carbon tax.

"The LNP is opposed to the introduction of the Gillard government's carbon tax because of the negative effect it will have on industry development, jobs and the cost of living for families as companies pass on the cost of the tax," Mr Bleijie said.

"The Federal Government was deaf to these concerns, so we sought legal advice on the viability of a constitutional challenge.

"Unfortunately, we've been advised that a challenge is unlikely to be successful, so we won't waste taxpayers' money fighting a losing battle."

He said it was a disappointing outcome because the tax would hurt Queensland families and businesses and the potential for new mining, refining and smelting operations in Queensland.



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