From The West Australian newspaper, 21st of July 2011:
Archive for July, 2011
Posted from: StopGillardsCarbonTax.com
Menzies House and the Stop Gillard’s Carbon Tax Coalition today thanked radical left wing activist group GetUp! for using their resources to provide a list of businesses that oppose the Gillard-Brown tax on carbon dioxide.
Yesterday, the National Director of GetUp!, Simon Sheikh wrote up to all members of the Australian Food and Grocery Council demanding their views on the proposed tax, and threatening a boycott of companies that disagree with him. As a response, Menzies House and the Stop Gillard’s Carbon Tax Coalition is very pleased to announce that shall use GetUp!’s list to unveil a new campaign urging all Australians to support the businesses opposed to a carbon tax.
“Australians overwhelmingly oppose this unnecessary and destructive great new tax” said Timothy Andrews, Managing Editor of Menzies House. “In trying to blackmail companies and to suppress freedom of speech, GetUp! is unwittingly providing Australians with a resource to support the businesses that are doing the right thing in opposing this tax. With every opinion poll showing the vast majority of Australians oppose Mr. Sheikh’s radical views, the financial affects of such a list are obvious: The businesses opposed to the Carbon Tax will benefit substantially.”
Menzies House is a volunteer-run, non-partisan website and is not affiliated to any political party. In March 2011, Menzies House launched www.stopgillardscarbontax.com and the Stop Gillard’s Carbon Tax Coalition, which has over 20 partner organisations.
“I thank Simon Sheikh and GetUp! for expending their resources to create a white-list of businesses that Australians will have extra incentive to buy from” continued Mr. Andrews. “We shall be taking full advantage of GetUp!’s work, and will direct all of our resources to promote their list with a new campaign informing the Australian people of the businesses that are doing the right thin.”
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Read more about GetUp
“GetUp! plans grocery boycott,” 7 July 2011 (The Australian)
“How GetUp! avoids making itself accountable with a little help from its friends at the ABC,” 5 July 2011 (The Australian)