House debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day 2015) Bill 2015; Second Reading

1:28 pm

Photo of Michael McCormackMichael McCormack (Riverina, National Party, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

Contrary to what the member for Lalor said, Australians do have a government that cares about them. Those opposite, seriously, have never seen a business they did not want a picket line out the front of or a business they did not want to bog down with red tape, with regulatory burdens, with taxes. Give the opposition another chance at government and I will tell you what we are going to get: we are going to get the mining tax back; we are going to get a carbon tax. If we thought the carbon tax was bad under the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years, it is going to be maxed out under the next iteration of Labor. That is all they are interested in—taxing small business, the engine room of our economy, and placing regulation upon green tape upon regulation on our farmers, the people who grow our food and fibre.


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