Monday, 14 July 2014
Questions without Notice
Introduction of Legislation
My question is to the Prime Minister. Before the election the Prime Minister promised:
The coalition will engage in genuine consultation with business, the not-for-profit sector and the community before introducing legislation and regulations.
Prime Minister, which businesses were consulted in the 15 minutes it took for the government to agree to all of the Palmer United Party's amendments last Thursday?
Opposition members interjecting—
On that basis I am confident that the carbon tax repeal legislation will not only be massively beneficial for business costs and will massively reduce business costs, but it will very substantially reduce household expenses, and substantially reduce red tape and compliance. That is what this government wants to do—bring business costs down, bring families' cost of living down and bring red tape down. That is why the sooner we terminate the carbon tax, the better for everyone.