Senate debates

Monday, 2 May 2016

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:50 pm

Photo of Dean SmithDean Smith (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

Before I begin, I acknowledge some fine young Australians in the gallery this afternoon—students from the Melbourne university Liberal Club. Welcome!

My question is to the minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Senator Birmingham. Can the minister advise the Senate how the government is tackling climate change without a big new electricity tax?


Tibor Majlath
Posted on 3 May 2016 4:23 pm (Report this comment)

Couldn't agree more, Senator. We don't need a big new electricity tax.

We already have a big tax on electricity. It's call the GST - thanks to the Coalition.

It is applied to the whole bill - electricity and network charges unlike the carbon tax which was applied to the electricity usage.

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