ONE of the world's richest men, Bill Gates, has given a tick to Labor's carbon tax.
Mr Gates, the founder of Microsoft who's holidaying in Sydney with his family, said someone had to lead on tough global issues and it had to be hoped that by setting a good example, others would follow.
"I wish the world at large found it easier to get together on this because a carbon tax is a very important tool to encourage the invention of low-cost energy technologies that don't emit carbon," he told ABC Television.
"To help that happen, a carbon tax really is a key piece."
...Not surprisingly, the typical monthly electric bill is also expensive — it averages $30000...Earlier this month, Mr. Gates broke down and bought himself a $21 million private jet.