Julia Gillard and Bob Brown and their Labor-Green alliance have launched a full-scale assault on Australian families and their household budgets.
“The new carbon tax will hit household budgets and hurt families,” said Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner.
Just prior to the 2010 election, Ms Gillard told Australians “there will be no carbon tax under the government I lead.” The day before the election newspapers, believing what she’d said, reported her commitment on their front pages. But it seems this was a promise she never planned on keeping.
“Her broken promise is nothing less than a total betrayal,” Said Mr Vasta.
“The Greens are now in full control of the government’s agenda. Bob Brown is the real decision-maker in the Labor-Greens alliance government. And just take a moment to think about how truly concerning that is,” Said Mr Vasta
At a time when household budgets are already under pressure, Ms Gillard and Labor have decided to listen to the Greens and to green-light a massive hit to families.
In an interview with Neil Mitchell on 3AW today, Ms Gillard confirmed, on many occasions, that there would be “price impacts”.
“It’s not a price impact, Ms Gillard, it’s a price hike. Julia Gillard and Bob Brown should come clean on just how big the hit to family budgets will be.” Said Mr Vasta
Families will have to pay $300 more for power each year and families will be paying at least six cents a litre more on petrol.
“Ms Gillard and Labor have sold out Aussie families. Ms Gillard and Labor just can’t be trusted.” Said Mr Vasta.