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Poll: Use carbon revenue for households, clean energy and environment

A new poll shows a clear majority of Australians want the revenue raised by a price on carbon pollution to be used to boost clean energy, help households and rehabilitate our natural environment.

Fifty-six per cent – including more than half the Coalition voters surveyed – are against the revenue being used to compensate polluting industries.

The telephone poll of 1200 people from all states and territories, conducted by Newspoll over the period 15-17 April, found:

  • 87% want revenue raised by the price on pollution to be invested in renewable energy innovation
  • 77% want revenue to go to households
  • 84% want revenue to be used to rehabilitate our environment
  • 56% oppose compensation for polluters
  • More than half Coalition voters oppose compensation to industry

Related resources
ACF’s brief
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