Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:16 pm

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

Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. I refer the minister to reports from last week, also in the Advertiser, that indicate the Belair Hotel has faced a 45 per cent jump in the off-peak component of its monthly power bill due to the carbon tax, resulting in a rise in costs of more than $4,000 for July alone, partly attributable to the carbon tax, which is impacting on its ability to sponsor or support community events. Is the government providing any direct assistance to any South Australian hotel or club to meet their additional carbon tax costs and to support the maintenance of community programs?


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