House debates

Monday, 14 July 2014

Statements by Members

Carbon Pricing

4:41 pm

Photo of Dennis JensenDennis Jensen (Tangney, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Today I am glad to report to my constituents in Tangney that this Liberal government is keeping the promise it made at the last election to scrap the carbon tax. Today is the day that this toxic tax, based on a lie, comes to an end in the House. From here things can only get better for every pub, club, shop, cold storage business, cement maker, fridge fixer, baker and homemaker. The average family bill in Tangney will go down $500 per annum.

I welcome any move to cut taxes and every move to lower the cost-of-living pressures in my electorate. I hope that companies will now follow suit and pass on the savings to my constituents. I hope that Qantas and Virgin will also pass on the savings. I also hold hope for Woolies and Coles, and every business in my electorate. The people of Tangney deserve it, and they will vote with their wallets should they not be shown this basic sign of respect. (Time expired)