The Gillard Labor Government is taking action to tackle climate change by putting a price on pollution and assisting business and households transition to a clean energy future.
The carbon price is not a tax on households — around 500 of the biggest polluters in Australia will be required to pay for their pollution under the carbon pricing mechanism.
Every dollar raised will go to support jobs, households and to invest in clean energy and climate change programs.
Nine out of 10 households will receive assistance through a combination of tax cuts, higher family payments and increases in pensions and benefits.
On average, prices will rise by $9.90 per week for households but Labor has made sure they will get $10.10 per week in assistance.
More than 40,900 people in Rockingham, Kwinana and Mandurah will receive household assistance through payments and even more local people will benefit from tax cuts.
Further information about the Gillard Labor Government’s plan for a clean energy future is available at www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au