Senate debates

Monday, 2 May 2016

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:52 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Education and Training) Share this | Hansard source

Yes. It would seem that last week the Labor Party demonstrated that they heard nothing from the Australian people at the last election and learnt nothing in terms of the policies they had undertaken in the past. The Labor Party are up to the same old tricks and same old approaches. Their carbon tax policy, of course, comes on top of a $100 billion tax agenda that they already have. The Labor Party are promising $100 billion of extra taxes and then a carbon tax on top of that. Mr Shorten's carbon tax will, as it did before, put jobs at risk, damage Australia's competitiveness and increase costs for Australian businesses and, of course, Australian families.

In something quite reminiscent for Australian voters, it was Mr Shorten who last week said, 'Let's be clear—there will be no carbon tax under Labor,' but then, of course, released a policy showing that in fact there will be. (Time expired)

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