Senate debates

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:12 pm

Photo of Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern and Remote Australia) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. The minister will be aware that the Townsville City Council in publicly published information have estimated that the financial impact of Labor's carbon tax will be, on average, an additional $68 per rateable property. Minister, given that this will result in either a loss of essential services or increased rates, what is the government's message to the people of Townsville and indeed other parts of Queensland who will be paying even more for their cost of living under Labor's toxic carbon tax?


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