The Abbott government claims it can reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2020.
The Abbott government claims it can reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2020. Sharyn O'Neill ROK260113srains17

Your views on Abbott’s effort to axe the carbon tax

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has pledged to begin dismantling the carbon tax from today.

Renowned environmentalist and scientist David Suzuki has spoke out saying the decision spelled doom for future generations.

However, Mr Abbott has said his government would still achieve a 20% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 without a tax.

We asked the readers of Mydailynews.com.au  how they felt about the move.

One reader Tim Payne said he doubted the tax would be abandoned anytime soon, " ...at least 12 months when the senate changes. Until then, he doesn't have the power."

Janina Stranan said the coal polluters should be taxed, "I am happy to pay extra to stay clean and green."

Anita Goodwin questioned Mr Abbott's 2020 goal, "How would this be achieved by 2020????? Go solar, get rid of coal."

Lee Mazengarb thinks Mr Abbott has got it right, "Raising the cost of living is a joke on us, the population. Limiting and reduction pollution was what was meant to be done. Tougher enforced EPA was needed. We don't have a market driven electricity here as each region has a single generator. All costs passed on."

- Have your say on the axing of the carbon tax in the comments section below.

Do you agree the carbon tax should be axed?

This poll ended on 25 September 2013.

Current Results

Yes

49%

No

50%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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