Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:13 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray Darling Basin) Share this | Hansard source

Thank you, Mr President. It says they are facing a $30,000 to $50,000 increase in their electricity bills, partly as a result of the carbon tax, and that as result they may need to axe or reduce their involvement in programs that promote community and school involvement in sports. I ask the minister: is the government providing any direct assistance under its carbon tax package to the West Adelaide Football Club, Central Districts Football Club or South Adelaide Football Club to assist with their increased costs and ensure they are not reducing local community programs?


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