Senate debates

Monday, 30 November 2015

Questions without Notice

Emissions Reduction Fund

2:07 pm

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

Yes, there are, Senator Reynolds, I am sorry to say. Although the policies of the Turnbull government are demonstrably effective and at a tiny fraction of the cost of the carbon tax, Mr Bill Shorten has announced yet another plan for higher electricity prices. Labor's own modelling, which it released when it was in government, shows that its 45 per cent target would deliver around a $600 billion hit to the Australian economy, Australian income per person would fall by $4,900, with a carbon tax of $209 per tonne. Wholesale electricity prices would be 78 per cent higher in 2030 under Mr Bill Shorten's plan. Let me say that again: wholesale electricity prices would go up by 78 per cent under Mr Bill Shorten's plan.

Comments

Tibor Majlath
Posted on 31 Dec 2015 4:14 pm (Report this comment)

You need to repeat something three times before it becomes true.

Andrew JACKSON
Posted on 5 Jan 2016 2:14 pm (Report this comment)

Senator Brandis' comments about Shorten are probably true but under Newman our electricity prices failed to drop.

We need to re-build government owned electricity plants and run these plants at cost.

Repetition is not only trait of Senator Brandis. Tibor's comments are similar as to some extent are my own. We repeat because we are not listened to.

Andrew Jackson
apjackson@hotkey.net.au