201311.25

Billson upholds promise to scrap the carbon tax

Local Federal MP Bruce Billson has moved to keep his word to the Dunkley electorate voting to abolish the carbon tax in Parliament.

This was an important vote because repealing the carbon tax will leave local families on average $550 a year better off.

Only the Coalition Government is interested in helping Australian families with the cost of living and last week we used our numbers to push the vote through.

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 and that is what we have moved to do.

Despite a promise to terminate the carbon tax at the election Labor still voted to keep it.

It may have a different leader in ‘Electricity Bill Shorten’ but it’s the same old Labor Party.

Since the election, Labor has been saying it is ‘as one with the government’ on repealing the carbon tax yet it proved again it can’t be trusted to keep its word.

When the Parliament returns next month, the carbon tax repeal will be voted on in the Senate.

All that stands between local families getting cheaper power bills is the Labor Party and Bill Shorten.

The Government will not stop until the carbon tax is gone. It’s time for Labor to step up and help Australian families and businesses by scrapping the Carbon Tax.