Cate Blanchett made headlines over the weekend for her involvement in a new ad campaign that urges Australians to “Say Yes” to carbon tax. The actress has been criticised because her worth ($53 million) and way of life make it easier for her to pay taxes that some regular Australian families will struggle to afford. She’s never made a secret of her eco-friendly ways but political groups were quick to point out that her energy-efficient home in Sydney’s Hunters Hill comes at a price (it’s valued at $10.2 million), and that the jet-setting requirements of her job see her contributing to more carbon emission than a regular Australian. Packed to the Rafters star Michael Caton also lends his celebrity to the ad campaign, along with four others. Do you think it’s fair that Cate is being criticised for promoting the carbon tax?
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