Carbon Price and Cost of Living Report

Nov 13, 2011 - 4:50pm

This study, using CSIRO-AECOM research, shows impacts on households are likely to be smaller than anticipated. It calculates Australia’s carbon pollution price will add 0.6 per cent to inflation in 2012-13. This is less of an impact on the economy than estimated by Treasury modelling, and may be even smaller as the modelling assumes a 100 per cent pass-through of costs by businesses to consumers.

The study also compares the effect of the carbon price with other inflationary events such as the introduction of the GST, Cyclone Yasi and the mining boom. It finds that the impact on prices of the 2001 GST was more than four times bigger (2.5 per cent) than the carbon price. 

Download the report below. To access all other related content including the 'your carbon price' calculator, factsheets and background research visit the project page here.

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