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Boral lends support to anti-carbon tax campaign

At the Endeavor Awards in Melbourne in June, Boral, BlueScope Steel and CSR announced the launch of the Manufacturing Australia website ( The site provides information about Australian industry?s concerns about the proposed carbon tax as well as dedicated information pages on innovation and sustainability. ?Australian-made products and exports will be taxed. Imports will be carbon tax-free. That will hurt Australian jobs, business and investment,? the site warns.
Meanwhile, Volvo Group Australia CEO Arne Knaben said during an interview on Sky Business News that Volvo is in an ideal position for whatever changes the future holds for industry. ?Rather than viewing a carbon tax and ETS as negatives, I believe it?s important to look for the opportunities they present,? he said.
Arne Knaben said that Volvo has always used environmental care as one of its core issues since the 1970s. ?Along with safety and quality, we have put energy efficiency at the heart of all our designs during the past 40 years,? he added. 
?The transport industry is in a state of uncertainty at the moment about the proposed carbon tax and emissions trading scheme but by being efficient, a company can be successful in business and environmental care. It is obvious that by improving energy efficiency we reduce both consumption and emissions and deal with both problems,? Arne Knaben concluded.
Sources: Manufacturing News, Volvo Group Australia

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