The Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to scrap Labor’s carbon tax and cut electricity and gas prices for Australian families.
This week, the Government reintroduced its carbon tax repeal legislation to the House of Representatives giving Labor a second chance to support the Coalition in its removal.
Forde MP, Bert van Manen said that until now, efforts to lower power prices and the cost of living for Australian families had been stopped by the Labor and Greens in the Senate.
“The Government was elected with a mandate to scrap the carbon tax and reduce costs for business and households, boost jobs and manufacturing, and restore Australia’s international competitiveness,” van Manen said.
“Households Forde are forecast to be around $550 a year better off, on average in 2014/15 without the carbon tax. Electricity bills are forecast to be around 9% lower than they otherwise would be.”
“On 1 July 2014, the carbon tax is set to hike up by more than 5 per cent, rising from $24.15 to $25.40 per tonne.”
“The carbon tax will continue to hit Forde families and businesses every day because Labor refuse to accept the outcome of the election. They have refused to give families and businesses much needed relief.”
“There should be no doubt about our determination to get rid of Labor’s painful yet pointless tax”, van Manen said.
The Government will not stop until the carbon tax is abolished.