by Alan Thornhill
Worries about the Federal government’s new carbon tax appear to be receding.
The consumer watchdog , the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, said the number of complaints it is receiving, over the new tax, which was introduced on July 1, is falling.
In a statement just released, the commission said it had been receiving an average of 63 complaints and inquiries about the new tax, in its first 10 days.
It is now receiving an average of 45 a day and that number is still trending down.
The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, had predicted that Australians would adapt quickly to the new tax, after it was introduced.
The ACCC said that even at that early peak, the number of complaints it had received about the carbon tax had not been large.
The Commission said, on average, it receives more than 900 complaints and inquiries each day, on all matters.
Alan Thornhill is a parliamentary press gallery journalist.
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