Neville speaks out against tax
MEMBER for Hinkler Paul Neville has spoken out against the introduction of the carbon tax legislation in parliament yesterday.
"This parliament is being asked to support a carbon tax for which it has no mandate, and it would be a travesty of democracy for the Prime Minister to ram this bad tax through this parliament," Mr Neville said.
"The Labor-Green carbon tax will drive up prices, threaten jobs and do nothing for the environment. It is a great big new tax on everything, and every year it will just go up and up and up.
"Australia's forgotten families are already struggling with soaring cost of living pressures and the carbon tax will make a bad situation worse."
Mr Neville said the Coalition's direct action plan was a better way and a strong and effective policy that would reduce carbon emissions by 5% by 2020 without a new tax.
"Our direct action plan is costed, capped and fully funded from savings to the budget," he said.
"The Coalition's commitment to the Australian people is that we will do everything in our power to fight this toxic tax..
"I will be speaking on these Bills at the earliest opportunity."