RSCPA to be impacted by carbon tax

It seems no one is safe from the impact of the carbon tax, with news emerging yesterday (June 26) suggesting that the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) will face an increase of around $180,000 in yearly electricity prices.

Opposition leader Tony Abbott has been a vocal critic of the carbon tax and spoke out after hearing the news, saying that the tax would affect everyone - including tens of thousands of charities. 

However climate change minister Greg Combet rubbished the claims, saying that Abbott was "now trying to scare homeless cats and dogs at the RSPCA", while Julia Gillard pointed out that there was a $300 million dollar grant set aside for charities to help them cope.

Regardless, many households are still bracing for the impact of the carbon tax, which is set to come into effect on July 1.

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"[I'm] just pointing out to people that every family's cost of living is going to be harmed. Every Australian job is going to be less secure and it's not actually going to reduce emissions," Mr Abbott said.

Posted by Charlie Moore