Carbon tax support is growing30th Jul 2012
When the carbon tax was introduced on July 1, it was met with some pretty mixed reviews.
Some saw it as a way of protecting the environment, while others thought it was another unnecessary financial burden for already struggling businesses.
Nearly a month after its implementation, it seems the carbon tax is now starting to gain public support, as shown by the latest Herald/Nielsen poll.
The survey found that just 38 per cent of people believe they are worse off as a result of the tax - a fall of 13 per cent since the last time the public was asked.
Meanwhile, 52 per cent said it had not made a difference, which was 15 per cent higher than last time.
Just five per cent believe they are better off now the policy has been introduced.
Even though they've had several weeks to get to grips with carbon pricing, a recent poll from Frost & Sullivan found that many of them are still clueless about its implications.
It said that companies simply aren't making the most of the incentives available to them - and they could make all the difference when it comes to coping with the new tax!
Posted by Mike Peacock