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Community members ask why taxpayers are fuelling mining industry subsidies ?

May 3, 2013
The Canberra community alert motorists to the major fuel discounts being handed out to the mining industry at their expense. This event is part of a series of rolling actions happening across Australia calling for a substantial reduction in the $10 billion dollars in fossil fuel subsidies currently handed to big polluters every year including some of the world’s most profitable mining companies. That’s the equivalent of giving them $130 million from Canberra alone. We could buy a lot of renewable energy infrastructure with that money  giving us cheap electricity for years to come or fund Gonksi education reforms or the Disability scheme or Denticare.

The Canberra community alert motorists to the major fuel discounts being handed out to the mining industry at their expense. This event is part of a series of rolling actions happening across Australia calling for a substantial reduction in the $10 billion dollars in fossil fuel subsidies currently handed to big polluters every year including some of the world’s most profitable mining companies. That’s the equivalent of giving them $130 million from Canberra alone. We could buy a lot of renewable energy infrastructure with that money giving us cheap electricity for years to come or fund Gonksi education reforms or the Disability scheme or Denticare.

 

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Leon Arundell: Secretary of Climate Action Canberra talks to the ABC and Radio 2xx about the $10 billion per year taxpayer funded subsidy to the fuel bills of the mining industry.

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