Carbon tax


Consumers still spending on clothes and technology: Nielsen

10:27PM | Wednesday, 31 October 2012 |  Consumers are prioritising spending on new clothes, entertainment and technology, according to a Nielsen survey, which shows consumer confidence rose by eight points in the third quarter.

All quiet on the carbon tax front: ACCC

7:06PM | Friday, 27 July 2012 |  The competition watchdog has indicated the downward trend of carbon price complaints could continue, but insists it will continue to take a hardline approach to businesses that deliberately mislead consumers.

Brumby’s carbon tax controversy prompts franchisee legal warning

7:31PM | Monday, 9 July 2012 |  Franchisees have been warned that they are personally liable for their actions, in the wake of the Brumby’s carbon tax pricing furore.

"Let the carbon tax take the blame": Brumby's busted blaming price rises on carbon tax

7:48PM | Wednesday, 4 July 2012 |  Bakery franchise Brumby’s has been caught red-handed attempting to blame price rises on the carbon tax, after a letter sent by the company to franchisees was leaked.

Clean tech start-ups peer through carbon tax gloom

7:38PM | Monday, 2 July 2012 |  Clean energy start-ups are gearing up for the potential opportunities provided by the newly-imposed carbon tax, despite widespread uncertainty in the business community over the rising costs associated with the scheme.

Manufacturers and retailers fret over carbon tax roll out

6:41PM | Friday, 29 June 2012 |  The start of the carbon tax on July 1 will introduce a “new phase of uncertainty” for many Australian businesses, particularly for manufacturers, according to the Australian Industry Group.

Abbott’s carbon tax flyer prompts last-minute gouging warning

6:08PM | Wednesday, 27 June 2012 |  Entrepreneurs have been warned over carbon tax price gouging, after the Opposition wrote to thousands of small business owners warning them of the impact of the tax.

ACCC launches hotline for carbon price claims

6:18PM | Monday, 18 June 2012 |  Small businesses unsure about carbon price claims can now access a dedicated hotline, designed to make it easier for consumers and business to complain if they suspect a price claim is false.

The carbon tax: What your business must know

6:59PM | Monday, 18 June 2012 |  There is now just two weeks until the carbon tax is introduced. Here are the key details you must be aware of before July 1. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

ACCC guide reveals do’s and don’ts of carbon price claims

5:50PM | Monday, 28 May 2012 |  Start-ups now have no excuse for breaking the rules with regard to the carbon tax, after the competition watchdog launched an updated guide and a series of videos on carbon price claims.