Senate debates

Monday, 24 November 2014

Questions without Notice

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

2:26 pm

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

Absolutely not, and I think what it shows is the complete divide—thankfully—between the thinking of the Australian Greens and those of us in the coalition. No country has ever taxed itself back into wealth. We know that the carbon tax was destroying family budgets. We know it was destroying the manufacturing sector. We know it was destroying the agriculture sector. We know the impact on the tourism sector. The carbon tax which we finally got rid of—no thanks to the Greens, might I add—was such a destructive and toxic tax that it was having an impact on every single Australian, and by removing it we have liberated Australian manufacturing, liberated Australian agriculture, liberated household budgets from an impost which, might I add, was based on the no carbon tax promise of the Labor Party. (Time expired)


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