Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Questions without Notice
Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. I thank the minister for confirming that airfares within Australia will face a carbon price and those outside will not. Is the estimate by Qantas that they will be paying between $110 million and $115 million in carbon tax related costs during 2012-13 correct? What will the total cost to the Australian domestic aviation industry be? Is it not true that they only asked to be included under the carbon price mechanism after you said you were putting up their fuel prices anyway?