The nation's 500 biggest polluters will start paying a $23-a-tonne carbon price from July 1. Ms Gillard said as compensation measures were handed out to households and pensioners, Australians would be able to judge the effect of the carbon tax for themselves.
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard unveiled the full detail of her deeply contested carbon tax on Sunday
From today, 40,000 people aged 65 and over will no longer pay any tax as a result of the increase to the tax-free threshold. A further 190,000 will receive tax cuts of at least $303 a year, and 370,000 people will receive smaller tax cuts.