“The Coalition Government is delivering on its election commitment to scrap the carbon tax,” Ross Vasta said today.
“When the carbon tax is gone, households in Bonner will be around $550 better off in 2014‑15 than they would have been with the carbon tax in place. This is about taking the pressure off electricity and gas bills,” Ross Vasta said
“Small businesses in Bonner have been hit with escalating bills due to Labor’s carbon tax.
“The carbon tax has been hurting jobs, hurting Australian manufacturing and adding to the cost of doing business.
“During the 2010 campaign, Julia Gillard promised there would be no carbon tax under a Government she lead, during the 2013 campaign Kevin Rudd declared he had terminated the carbon tax, both declarations were untrue.
“Labor must listen to the clear message sent by the Australian community at the 2013 election. Bonner do not want a carbon tax.”
Every day the Labor Party opposes the repeal of the carbon tax is another day they continue to thumb their nose at the people of Bonner.
Every day the Labor Party opposes the repeal of the carbon tax is another day they continue to stand for higher power prices for households and families.
The repeal bills will remove the carbon tax, end the carbon tax on fuels used in shipping, rail and air transport and on synthetic greenhouse gases.
“The Coalition Government will deliver on its promise to the Australian people and will introduce the repeal bills as the first item of parliamentary business”, Ross Vasta said.