‘It’s all very Orwellian’: Aussie govt ‘issues warnings to businesses that they will face whopping fines of up to $1.1m if they blame carbon tax for price rises’ — ‘Carbon Cops’ set to enforce
'Buy now before the carbon tax bites' are sales pitches that are verboten. Or at least, as the ACCC puts it, 'you should be very cautious about making these types of claims.' There will be 23 carbon cops roaming the streets doing snap audits of businesses that 'choose to link your price increases to a carbon price.' Instead, the ACCC suggests you tell customers you've raised prices because 'the overall cost of running (your) business has increased'