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Impact of carbon tax

28 Jul 2015

Q. Do you believe that the carbon tax, before it was repealed last year, had a big impact, a small impact or no impact on electricity prices?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Had a big impact 21% 15% 30% 15% 22%
Had a small impact 41% 43% 42% 39% 46%
Had no impact 20% 27% 12% 33% 21%
Don’t know 18% 15% 17% 14% 11%

Only 21% believe that the carbon tax had a big impact on electricity prices before it was repealed a year ago. 41% think it had a small impact and 20% think it had no impact.

Although there were some differences by voting intention, they were not large. Liberal/National voters were more likely to think it had a big impact (30%) and Labor voters and Greens voters were more likely to think it had no impact (27% and 33%).