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Colorpak carbon claims questioned

Colorpak, an Australia and New Zealand packaging firm, has said it is ready to pay entire $23 carbon price per ton, though it is not liable under a carbon pricing scheme.

The cost initially levied is $23 per ton starting July, and would rise till 2015 in phases according to norms in practice.

According to the firm, the company’s carbon tax liability was expected to be $407,445, considering the latest move, apart from other indirect costs.

Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) said in the care of Colorpak, they would be paying indirect taxes, as against energy firms that are paying direct ones.

Colorpak has five plants and employs about 770 workers in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.