Senate debates

Monday, 9 December 2013

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:09 pm

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Employment) Share this | Hansard source

And, Mr President, in 2013, knowing how toxic the carbon tax was and is in the Australian community, they went to the people of Australia saying that they had abolished the carbon tax. Well, they had not. We are seeking to remove the carbon tax and those opposite, along with the Greens, are deliberately standing in the way of removing the huge mandate we got from the Australian people to remove the carbon tax. I invite those opposite to search their consciences. In 2010 they said there would be no carbon tax. In 2013 they said they made a mistake and 'We're going to get rid of it'.

Well, we are now trying to get rid of it and we have the Australian Labor Party yet again standing in the way of economic prosperity, jobs growth and reducing the cost of living in this nation. (Time expired)


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