The Carbon Tax hit list

The 293 entities liable for the Carbon Tax have been fingered. They are the ones that make the wealth, they delve and toil and make this country better by doing so.

The Carbon Tax hit list

The 293 entities in the list below have been identified as being directly liable for the Carbon Tax.

Have a look at the names in the list. They are miners, brick makers, manufactures, local councils and food producers. They are the companies that make the wealth of this country, that delve and toil and make this country better by doing so.

And the reality is that we are not facing a sudden collapse of all we hold dear, as so nicely recounted by Trade Minister Craig Emerson. We are facing “just” another layer of bureaucracy, another cost on business and a flow on through to all our family budgets.

And yes, factories have already started to close, such as Hydro Aluminium in the Hunter. Was the carbon tax the sole cause? Probably not, but the owners Norsk Hydro said it was a factor.

Of the 300 businesses and associations that signed a recent joint statement backing the new tax only one, AGL, is on the eligible entities list.

As Greg Evans from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry indicated, these supporters of the Carbon Tax are simply players “with no skin in the game”. In our discussion he also stated that small and medium businesses are now facing a permanent loss of competition while the “financial institutions and large companies with marketing power” are able to pass on the additional costs to their consumers.

Interestingly the 300 pro-carbon tax businesses, as listed on the Business for a Clean Economy website, appear to have a very strong representation of alternative energy providers. Aside from this being a little self serving, it should also be noted that the spokesman, Nathan Fabian, is a former ALP employee who was also involved in Greg Combet’s 2010 climate change roundtable.

The next twelve months will see an extension of the concept of a death of a thousand cuts. From jumps in the cost of refrigerant, skip hire, pizza boxes and increased power bills, business is going to be hit again and again.

And all this with New Zealand just announcing the indefinite postponement of their emission trading scheme, because they were not prepared to sacrifice jobs in a weak international environment.

The worst of it, all the opportunities lost. The unwritten stories and export victories that we will collectively miss, because as a nation we were just a little too expensive.

Carbon Tax Liable Entities 2012-2013

A.J. BAXTER PTY LTD
A.J. BUSH & SONS (MANUFACTURES) PTY LTD
ACTEW DISTRIBUTION LTD AND JEMENA NETWORKS (ACT) PTY LTD
ACTEW RETAIL LTD & AGL ACT RETAIL INVESTMENTS PTY LTD
ADELAIDE BRIGHTON LTD.
ADITYA BIRLA MINERALS LIMITED
AGL ENERGY SALES AND MARKETING LIMITED
AGL POWER GENERATION PTY LTD
AGL RETAIL ENERGY LIMITED
AGL SALES PTY LIMITED
AGL SOUTH AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
AGL TORRENS ISLAND PTY LIMITED
ALBURY CITY COUNCIL
ALCOA AUSTRALIA ROLLED PRODUCTS PTY LIMITED
ALCOA OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED
ALCOA PORTLAND ALUMINIUM PTY LTD
ALINTA DEBO PTY LTD
ALINTA DEWAP PTY LTD
ALINTA SALES PTY LTD
ALLGAS ENERGY PTY LIMITED
AMCOR PACKAGING (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
ANGLO COAL (CALLIDE MANAGEMENT) PTY LIMITED
ANGLO COAL (CAPCOAL MANAGEMENT) PTY LIMITED
ANGLO COAL (DARTBROOK MANAGEMENT) PTY LIMITED
ANGLO COAL (DAWSON MANAGEMENT) PTY LTD
ANGLO COAL (DRAYTON MANAGEMENT) PTY LIMITED
ANGLO COAL (FOXLEIGH MANAGEMENT) PTY LTD
ANGLO COAL (MORANBAH NORTH MANAGEMENT) PTY LIMITED
APACHE ENERGY LIMITED
APEX GOLD PTY LTD
APT PETROLEUM PIPELINES PTY LIMITED
ARROW (DAANDINE) PTY. LTD.
ARROW (SOUTHERN GENERATION) PTY. LTD.
ARROW (TIPTON) PTY. LTD.
ASHTON COAL OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED
ATCO POWER AUSTRALIA (KARRATHA) PTY LTD
AURORA ENERGY (TAMAR VALLEY) PTY LTD
AUSTRALIAN CHAR PTY. LTD.
AUSTRALIAN PAPER PTY LIMITED
AUSTRALIAN POWER AND GAS PTY LIMITED
BGC (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
BHP BILLITON MINERALS PTY LTD
BHP BILLITON MITSUI COAL PTY LTD
BHP BILLITON NICKEL WEST PTY LTD
BHP BILLITON OLYMPIC DAM CORPORATION PTY LTD
BHP BILLITON PETROLEUM (BASS STRAIT) PTY. LTD.
BHP BILLITON PETROLEUM PTY LTD
BHP BILLITON WORSLEY ALUMINA PTY LTD
BLACKTOWN WASTE SERVICES PTY LIMITED
BLOOMFIELD COLLIERIES PTY LTD
BLUESCOPE STEEL (AIS) PTY. LTD.
BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED
BM ALLIANCE COAL OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED
BOC LIMITED
BORAL LIMITED
BOWEN COKE PTY. LTD.
BPL MELBOURNE PTY LIMITED
BRAEMAR POWER PROJECT PTY LTD
BREEN HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED
BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL
BULGA COAL MANAGEMENT PTY LIMITED
BULWER ISLAND ENERGY PARTNERSHIP
C S ENERGY LIMITED
CALEDON COAL PTY LIMITED
CALTEX REFINERIES (NSW) PTY LTD
CALTEX REFINERIES (QLD) PTY LTD
CARBOROUGH DOWNS COAL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD
CEMENT AUSTRALIA (GOLIATH) PTY LIMITED
CEMENT AUSTRALIA (KANDOS) PTY LIMITED
CEMENT AUSTRALIA (QUEENSLAND) PTY LIMITED
CENTENNIAL MANDALONG PTY LIMITED
CENTENNIAL MANNERING PTY LTD
CENTENNIAL MYUNA PTY LIMITED
CENTENNIAL NEWSTAN PTY LIMITED
CENTRAL GIPPSLAND REGION WATER CORPORATION
CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL
CH4 OPERATIONS PTY LTD
CHARBON COAL PTY LIMITED
CHEVRON AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
CITY OF ARMADALE
CITY OF GREATER BENDIGO
CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER
CITY OF ROCKINGHAM
COMMONWEALTH STEEL COMPANY PTY LIMITED
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHELLHARBOUR
CROWN MELBOURNE LIMITED
CSBP LIMITED
CSR LIMITED
DARWIN CITY COUNCIL
DBNGP (WA) TRANSMISSION PTY LIMITED
DELTA ELECTRICITY
DENDROBIUM COAL PTY LTD
DODO POWER & GAS PTY LTD
DOWNER EDI MINING PTY LTD
EAST AUSTRALIAN PIPELINE PTY LIMITED
EASTERN ENERGY AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
ECOGEN ENERGY PTY LTD
EDL CSM (NSW) PTY LTD
EDL CSM (QLD) PTY LTD
EDL NGD (NT) PTY LTD
EDL NGD (QLD) PTY LTD
EDL PROJECTS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
EIT NEERABUP POWER PTY LTD & ERM NEERABUP PTY LTD
ELECTRICITY GENERATION CORPORATION
ELECTRICITY RETAIL CORPORATION
ENDEAVOUR COAL PTY LIMITED
ENERGY BRIX AUSTRALIA CORPORATION PTY LTD
ENI AUSTRALIA B.V.
ENVESTRA (QLD) LIMITED
ENVESTRA (SA) LIMITED
ENVIROGEN PTY LIMITED
EPIC ENERGY QUEENSLAND PTY LIMITED
EPIC ENERGY SOUTH AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
ESPERANCE POWER STATION PTY LTD
ESSO AUSTRALIA RESOURCES PTY LTD
FLINDERS OPERATING SERVICES PTY LTD
FONTERRA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
GLADSTONE REGIONAL COUNCIL
GOLD COAST CITY COUNCIL
GOLDFIELDS POWER PTY LTD
GOLDING CONTRACTORS PTY LTD
GRANGE RESOURCES (TASMANIA) PTY LTD
GREAT ENERGY ALLIANCE CORPORATION PTY LIMITED
GREATER GEELONG CITY COUNCIL
GRIFFITH CITY COUNCIL
GUJARAT NRE COKING COAL LTD
GUJARAT NRE WONGA PTY LTD
HAIL CREEK COAL PTY LTD
HANSON LANDFILL SERVICES PTY LTD
HUME CITY COUNCIL
HUNTER VALLEY ENERGY COAL LIMITED
HYDRO ALUMINIUM KURRI KURRI PTY LTD
IG POWER (CALLIDE) LTD
ILLAWARRA COKE COMPANY PTY. LIMITED
ILUKA MIDWEST LIMITED
ILUKA RESOURCES LIMITED
INCITEC PIVOT LIMITED
INDUSTRIAL ENERGY PTY LTD
INTEGRA COAL OPERATIONS PTY LTD
ISAAC PLAINS COAL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD
JBS AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
JELLINBAH MINING PTY LTD
KESTREL COAL PTY LIMITED
KILCOY PASTORAL COMPANY LIMITED
KIMBERLY-CLARK AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
KIMBRIKI ENVIRONMENTAL ENTERPRISES PTY LTD
KOGAN CREEK POWER STATION PTY LTD
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
LAKE MACQUARIE CITY COUNCIL
LAKECOAL PTY LTD
LAUNCESTON CITY COUNCIL
LIDDELL COAL OPERATIONS PTY. LIMITED
LOGAN CITY COUNCIL
LUMO ENERGY (NSW) PTY LTD
LUMO ENERGY (QLD) PTY LTD
LUMO ENERGY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
MACKAY REGIONAL COUNCIL
MACKAY SUGAR LIMITED
MACQUARIE GENERATION
MAITLAND CITY COUNCIL
MARANOA REGIONAL COUNCIL
MELBOURNE WATER CORPORATION
METROPOLITAN COLLIERIES PTY. LTD.
MILLENNIUM COAL PTY LTD
MILLENNIUM INORGANIC CHEMICALS LTD
MILLMERRAN OPERATING COMPANY PTY LTD
MINDARIE REGIONAL COUNCIL
MOBIL REFINING AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
MOMENTUM ENERGY PTY LIMITED
MOOLARBEN COAL OPERATIONS PTY LTD
MORETON BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL
MOUNT ISA MINES LIMITED
MULTINET GAS (DB NO. 2) PTY LTD
MURRAY GOULBURN CO-OPERATIVE CO. LIMITED
MURRIN MURRIN OPERATIONS PTY LTD
NARRABRI COAL OPERATIONS PTY LTD
NATIONAL POWER AUSTRALIA INVESTMENTS LIMITED
NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL
NEWCREST MINING LIMITED
NEWGEN POWER KWINANA PTY LTD
NEWMONT YANDAL OPERATIONS PTY LTD
NORSKE SKOG PAPER MILLS (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED
NORTH GOONYELLA COAL MINES PTY LTD
NRG GLADSTONE OPERATING SERVICES PTY LTD
NUBRIK PTY LTD
NYRSTAR HOBART PTY LTD
NYRSTAR PORT PIRIE PTY LTD
OCEANIC COAL AUSTRALIA LIMITED.
ONESTEEL MANUFACTURING PTY LIMITED
ONESTEEL NSW PTY LIMITED
OPTION ONE PTY LTD
ORICA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
OSBORNE COGENERATION PTY LTD
OWENS-ILLINOIS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
PEABODY (WILKIE CREEK) PTY LIMITED
PEABODY ENERGY AUSTRALIA PCI (C&M MANAGEMENT) PTY LTD
PELICAN POINT POWER LIMITED
PENRICE SODA PRODUCTS PTY. LTD
PENRITH WASTE SERVICES PTY. LIMITED
PILBARA IRON PTY LTD
PORT MACQUARIE-HASTINGS COUNCIL
PORT STEPHENS WASTE MANAGEMENT GROUP PTY LTD
POWER AND WATER CORPORATION
QENOS HOLDINGS PTY LTD
QGC PTY LIMITED
QUEENSLAND ALUMINA LIMITED
QUEENSLAND NICKEL PTY. LTD.
QUEENSLAND NITRATES PTY LTD
RAVENSWORTH OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED
RED ENERGY PTY. LIMITED
REDBANK PROJECT PTY LIMITED
REGIONAL POWER CORPORATION
RESOURCE PACIFIC LIMITED
RIO TINTO ALUMINIUM (BELL BAY) LIMITED
RIO TINTO ALUMINIUM LIMITED
RIO TINTO COAL AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
RIX'S CREEK PTY. LIMITED
ROCKHAMPTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
RTA YARWUN PTY LTD
SANTOS DIRECT PTY LTD
SANTOS LIMITED
SCA HYGIENE AUSTRALASIA PTY LIMITED
SHELL REFINING (AUSTRALIA) PROPRIETARY LIMITED
SHOALHAVEN STARCHES PTY LTD
SIMCOA OPERATIONS PTY. LTD.
SIMPLOT AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
SITA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
SMITHFIELD INVESTORS NO. 1 PTY LTD
SNOWY HYDRO LIMITED
SOJITZ MINERVA MINING PTY LTD
SONOMA MINE MANAGEMENT PTY LTD
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WATER CORPORATION
SOUTHERN CROSS PIPELINES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
SOUTHERN REGION WASTE RESOURCE AUTHORITY
SPI NETWORKS (GAS) PTY LTD
ST BARBARA LIMITED
STANWELL CORPORATION LIMITED
SUN RETAIL PTY LTD
SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL
TAHMOOR COAL PTY LTD
TAMWORTH REGIONAL COUNCIL
TARRAWONGA COAL PTY LTD
TASMANIAN ELECTRO METALLURGICAL COMPANY PTY LTD
TATURA MILK INDUSTRIES LIMITED
TEYS AUSTRALIA BEENLEIGH PTY LTD
TEYS AUSTRALIA MEAT GROUP PTY LTD
THALES AUSTRALIA LIMITED
THE AUSTRAL BRICK CO PTY LTD
THE AUSTRALIAN STEEL COMPANY (OPERATIONS) PTY LTD
THE GRIFFIN COAL MINING COMPANY PTY LIMITED
THE TRUSTEE FOR SOUTHERN PAPER CONVERTERS TRUST
THE TRUSTEE FOR THE MADDINGLEY MINE TRUST
THE TRUSTEE FOR THE PATON UNIT TRUST
THE WALLERAWANG COLLIERIES LIMITED
THIESS PTY LTD
THIESS SERVICES PTY LTD
TIWEST PTY LTD
TOMAGO ALUMINIUM COMPANY PTY LTD
TOOWOOMBA REGIONAL COUNCIL
TOWNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION AUSTRALIA LIMITED
TRANSALTA ENERGY (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
TRANSPACIFIC BAXTER PTY LTD
TRANSPACIFIC CLEANAWAY PTY LTD
TRANSPACIFIC WASTE MANAGEMENT PTY LTD
UNITED COLLIERIES PTY LTD
VERMILION OIL & GAS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
VIC GAS DISTRIBUTION PTY LTD
VISY PULP AND PAPER PTY. LTD.
WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL
WAMBO COAL PTY LIMITED
WASTE ASSETS MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
WASTE MANAGEMENT PACIFIC (S.A.) PTY LIMITED
WATER CORPORATION
WERRIS CREEK COAL PTY LIMITED
WESFARMERS CURRAGH PTY LTD
WESFARMERS KLEENHEAT GAS PTY LTD
WESPINE INDUSTRIES PTY LTD
WEST AUSTRALIAN LANDFILL SERVICES PTY LTD
WESTERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL
WESTSIDE CORPORATION LIMITED
WHITEHAVEN COAL MINING LIMITED
WOLLONGONG CITY COUNCIL
WOODSIDE ENERGY LTD.
WORLEYPARSONS ASSET MANAGEMENT PTY LIMITED
WYNDHAM CITY COUNCIL
XSTRATA COAL QUEENSLAND PTY LTD
XSTRATA MANGOOLA PTY LIMITED
XSTRATA MT OWEN PTY LIMITED
YANCOAL AUSTRALIA LIMITED
YARA PILBARA FERTILISERS PTY LTD
YARRABEE COAL COMPANY PTY. LTD.
YOLARNO PTY LTD

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