Cowper MP said yesterday's repeal of the Carbon Tax is the fulfillment of a key pre-election promise.
Cowper MP said yesterday's repeal of the Carbon Tax is the fulfillment of a key pre-election promise. AAP/Alan Porritt

Carbon Tax repeal a win for North Coast - Hartsuyker

COWPER MP Luke Hartsuyker said the repeal of the Clean Energy Bill was a huge win for North Coast families and small businesses.

The Carbon Tax repeal legislation passed through the Senate yesterday, with amendments which strengthen the powers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and ensure savings are passed on by regulated authorities.

"Axing the Carbon Tax was a key Coalition election commitment and will ease the cost of living for North Coast residents," Mr Hartsuyker said.

"Power bills are forecast to be around nine per cent lower, while gas prices are forecast to drop by seven per cent once the tax is axed.

"Every day the carbon tax remained cost Australians an extra in $11 million electricity charges."

Carbon Tax: Are you glad it's gone?

This poll ended on 21 July 2014.

Current Results

Yes

35%

No

64%

Undecided

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Mr Hartsuyker said the Carbon Tax had also increased the costs on business and had hurt the Australian economy.

"This financial year the Carbon Tax was forecast to cost business $7.8 billion.  At the same time there has been no meaningful cut in carbon emissions. The Carbon Tax was lose/lose for families, business and the environment," he said.

Mr Hartsuyker said Labor had ignored the will of the people by refusing to support the Coalition's legislation to repeal the Carbon Tax.

"In the lead up to last year's federal election Labor told the Australian people they would repeal their own Carbon Tax," he said.

"Such a commitment came on the back of Julia Gillard's 2010 commitment that 'there will be no Carbon Tax under a government I lead'.

"But they have opposed every move by the Coalition to remove this cost burden on Australians."
 



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