Carbon tax: report a false price increase

There is a fear amongst consumers that businesses will use the carbon tax to simply increase the cost of their goods and services without validation. If you suspect this to be the case, you can report them to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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There is a fear amongst consumers that businesses will use the carbon tax to simply increase the cost of their goods and services without validation. If you suspect this to be the case, you can report them to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Businesses can indicate that their prices have risen due to the carbon tax but such a claim must be truthful and made on a reasonable basis. If you are concerned that a price increase has wrongly been attributed to the carbon tax, then you can make a complaint to the Carbon Price Claim Hotline on 1300 303 609.

You can also provide details of any concerns using the webform at www.acc.gov.au.





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    26th Jun 2012
    3:31pm
    This has to be a joke. Lets face it one thing guaranteed to go up "legitimately" is electricity so any company that uses electricity or sells products produced made using electricity has a valid justification to increase prices and no doubt people will be look for pay rises to cover their addition cost so their companies have a legitamate reason to increase prices. On top of which no company blames a price rise on one thing no they will lump carbon tax in with other factors.
    No all this hotline does is indicate to companies that they should hide the carbon tax increase in with other factors so the goverment can claim it is having little effect on costs.


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