Most want carbon tax scrapped, back importing workers: poll
AUSTRALIANS have turned on the carbon tax, with almost two-thirds of people opposed to pricing greenhouse gas emissions and an overwhelming majority backing Coalition plans to unravel the policy.
The findings confirm Australians are far less concerned about global warming than five years ago, with only a third of Australians supporting aggressive measures to tackle global warming - down from more than twice that figure in 2006.
The indication of public attitudes emerged in a snapshot of Australian opinion on key international issues in a poll conducted by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute. It finds people are tetchy about the changing world - sour on foreigners buying up Australian farms (81 per cent), and fiercely opposed to taking a global lead with the carbon tax (63 per cent).