Do you support a 'flood levy'?

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VIDEO BELOW: Neil Mitchell says Julia Gillard will have a tough sell to get the support of the Australian public on her government's flood levy and discuss its ramifications on Australians. The video also includes an edited section of Neil's interview with Tony Abbott today.

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220 comments so far

  • Why should I pay a flood levy? I live on top of a hill and the chances of a river rising or for that matter running down the hill (unlike Toowoomba) are remote to be generous. I do live in a fire prone zone and the people of Melbourne howled when a fire levy on them was suggested. Dont confuse a flood or fire levy with the insurance policy levy imposed by companies to provide a firefighting service.

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    Ken W
    Date and time
    January 18, 2011, 11:47AM
    • No. No support for one.

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      Dean
      Date and time
      January 18, 2011, 12:01PM
      • No - axe the silly broadband tingy and use the money for the flood repairs.

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        Lil
        Date and time
        January 18, 2011, 12:03PM
        • What next?
          Fire levy, Flood levy, Hurricane Levy, Earthquake Levy....ETC...ETC...ETC
          Reduce NBN to from 36 Billion dollar to a 6 Billion dollar project and everything will automatically get back to normal.

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          Senal Mudaliar
          Date and time
          January 18, 2011, 12:23PM
          • NO WAY,if I am forced to pay a levy I will stop all charity donations,levies are another form of tax once they are on they are not taken off.Stop big donations to places like Indonesia,look after our own!!

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            Steve
            Date and time
            January 18, 2011, 1:36PM
            • We've got a flood levy already to prevent the flood of refugees... it's better known as taxpayers hard-earned, and unfortunately it doesn't work.
              Likewise a flood levy for water won't work, because the imbecile politicians running this country wouldn't have a clue in how to apply it. It would be another excuse for Gillard to squander more millions... and squandering other peoples money is what she and her pathetic 'Lemon Party' do best!!!

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              Gerard
              Date and time
              January 18, 2011, 3:23PM
              • WHY GET THIS INEPT GOVERNMENT OUT OF A SPOT THEY GOT THEMSELVES INTO :PINK BATS,GROCERY WATCH,FUEL WATCH,CASH FOR CLUNKERS,NBN. NEED I SAY MORE.PEOPLE SHOULD READ THEIR POLICIES BEFORE SIGNING,UNLESS YOU DO THEN SUFFER.

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                ian
                Date and time
                January 18, 2011, 3:56PM
                • Sorry is it FLOOD levy or BLOOD levy. In Achee they don't pay levy. What's going on.

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                  Cindys
                  Date and time
                  January 18, 2011, 5:03PM
                  • now they want more blood as they have squandered billions of dollars on socialist's follies, this inept unelected government and PM are way out of thier league now, the real crisis here is that they think they can fix all of this we just cannot afford more political disasters upon these national disasters we need to get rid of them.

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                    z
                    Date and time
                    January 18, 2011, 5:27PM
                    • Like the Liberals would have done any better. Anyone in victoria dumb enough to pretend that's the case, step forward now. If the Liberals were in power we'd be paying a tax right now. Or did everyone forget Kerry Packers funeral?

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                      Wayne
                      Date and time
                      January 18, 2011, 6:17PM

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