Australia’s auto industry is becoming increasingly concerned about the effect of the federal Labor government’s plan to introduce a carbon tax in July 2012. The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce says the unspecified levy will permanently scar businesses. “This tax will leave not so much a footprint, but a permanent stamp on small business,” VACC Executive Director David Purchase says in a statement. The VACC represents 5,500 small to medium businesses in the retail, service and ...

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