Hinkler better off with the repeal of the Carbon Tax

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Coalition has delivered on its promise to repeal Labor’s Carbon Tax, reducing costs for Hinkler families, farmers and small businesses.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt MP said average households would be around $550 a year better off as a result of the Senate today voting to repeal the Carbon Tax.

“That includes around $200 on the average household electricity bill and around $70 on the average gas bill,” Mr Pitt said.

“The Government’s consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has been given extra funding and powers to ensure that savings are passed on to consumers.

“Families and pensioners will keep the associated tax cuts and compensation that are already in place.”

Mr Pitt said scrapping the Carbon Tax would also benefit regional businesses.

“It will make it easier for them to compete and, therefore, employ more people,” he said.

“I’ve listened to many residents concerned about how this unfair tax imposed a real burden on their small businesses and their family.

“The cost of refrigerant gases skyrocketed with the introduction of the tax, hurting our local fishing and farming businesses.

“The Carbon Tax was a $9 billion a year hit on the economy.

“Today is another important step in our action strategy to boost the Australian economy, create jobs and repair the Budget.

“It may have taken time and there were obstacles along the way, but we’ve done what we said we would do.”

Media contact: Larine Statham 0427 653 814

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