Cockies call for Government to rule out fart tax
8 MAY 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NZ will be concerned today’s climate announcement is a warm
up for the Government to introduce a fart tax 2.0, says the
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union.
Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, "While
the separate treatment of methane is welcome and common
sense, introducing a fart tax risks choking the goose that
lays the golden egg."
"If they fail to rule it out, at the
very least, the Government should commit to revenue
neutrality for any fart tax – including a more aggressive
emissions trading scheme so the agricultural sector can have
confidence that the Government isn’t lining them up as
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