I myself usually vote Libs but voted for Kevin07 I wouldn't count on China till they actually mandate a full carbon trading scheme. A trial is one thing, the full blown product is another. The been completely political about the whole thing, brought down Copenhagen, and now has delayed the start of a carbon market. Maybe the Chinese are getting better at International Politics. Don't count on them yet. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...licy-up-in-smoke/story-e6frg6ux-1226341126939 As for my spelling, pffft. It was 7:30 in the morning. The kids had gotten me up. Sue me. You can have your "faith", most Australians will have to live with the reality. The carbon tax will hit the economy (large or small who knows, but it will have a negative effect). Our economy is already stalling and set for a big collapse soon. Construction industry is falling (first sign of a recession), layoffs are being announced daily from large companies, and with the Govt so desperate to put the budget in surplus it's halving it's welfare bill in the upcoming budget it's going to hit the average Australian badly. That's the reality. We're living in a declining economy, the Govt is about to introduce the single biggest tax hike in history on the one sector (mining) that's keeping the economy moving (and that's after hitting them with the mining rent tax as well). Here's the actual REALITY for you on what business will do. I work for SCA, who manufacture brands such as Sorbent, Tena, Libra, Tork, Handy Ultra and others. Quite a large manufacturer, yes? Well SCA Global announced due to rising costs in wages, electricity and the carbon taxes in AU and NZ made the Australasian business unfeasible. They sold 50% of the company, now we are no longer part of the global business, and just last week they started layoffs. Some of the rumors predict up to 25% of the company will be laid off, but the solid rumors are floating around the 15% mark. That's about 300 employees. The proposal is to start importing paper from Asia instead of making it locally, and closing some of the factories. THAT'S your carbon tax reality mate!