LABOR’S CARBON TAX TO GO UP 5% ON 1 JULY: ROSS VASTA PLEDGES COALITION WILL SCRAP THE CARBON TAX
Bonner households and families will get another rude shock in less than a month when the carbon tax increases by another 5 per cent.
“The carbon tax is a bad tax based on a lie and only the Coalition will abolish the carbon tax”, said Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner.
“Families, pensioners, retirees and small businesses have all seen their electricity and gas bills rise because of the carbon tax – and they will go up again after 1 July.
“Households are trying to get ahead – yet under this government, electricity prices have gone up nationwide by 94 per cent and gas prices have gone up by 62 per cent (since start of 2008).
“Australian manufacturers, who all pay the carbon tax, have to compete against overseas companies that don’t pay it.
“The carbon tax is hurting family budgets, putting jobs at risk and damaging the economy.
Ross Vasta said he unequivocal pledge was that Coalition would abolish the carbon tax.
“We will abolish it – it’s that simple. Repealing the carbon tax will be the first piece of legislation introduced, if the Coalition wins government.
“Julia Gillard said there would be no carbon tax under the government she leads and all Australians know that she broke her word.
Ross Vasta said the coming election was a referendum on the carbon tax and a bad government that does not keep its promises.
“The choice in this election is clear: a Coalition government that will abolish the carbon tax, ease cost of living pressures and create more jobs or another three years of a chaotic Labor who have legislated for even more increases in the carbon tax.
Laura Fraser Hardy the Labor Candidate for Bonner has to state for the record if she supports this legislated rise in the carbon tax which is another broken promise.