14 May 2014

Subsidising planetary destruction: et tu, Australia?

Divabat on metafilter summarises Australia's 2014-15 budget:
Amongst the casualties: television, young people (and the organisations that help them) and old people, tech startups, postgraduate students, people with disabilities and anyone seeking medical care, foreign aid, Indigenous people, the arts, renewable energy, and the environment. However, if you are in defence, mining, or Indonesian immigration, you should be fine.
Yes, the fuel tax credit scheme for heavy diesel vehicles will continue. This is worth about US$2bn in taxpayer subsidy to big mining corporations.

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