Last night Bill Shorten again confirmed Labor wants to push up electricity prices for Australian families and businesses with a carbon tax.
“Labor is committed to an Emissions Trading Scheme”
“In 2014, the world’s emissions trading schemes have a collective value of more than $30 billion.”
Australia accounts for less than two per cent of the world’s emissions. Yet Labor’s carbon tax, based on Bill Shorten’s numbers, was the equivalent of around 25 per cent of the world’s carbon taxes.
In its last year of operation, the carbon tax was a $7.6 billion hit on the Australian economy.
Bill Shorten is determined to inflict a level of pain on Australian families not experienced anywhere else in the world.
Bill Shorten wants to bring back the carbon tax – and we heard this week that Julia Gillard hopes he does.
In Labor’s last budget they predicted a $38 price for their Emissions Trading Scheme only five years from now – 50% higher than the fixed price for the carbon tax.
An Emissions Trading Scheme is simply a carbon tax by a different name.
Unlike Labor, the Government is committed to tackling climate change without a multi-billion dollar carbon tax that drives up the cost of living.
The Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund will provide incentives across the Australian economy to lower emissions through new technologies and smarter practices, without hitting the hip-pocket of Australian households.
You can’t trust Bill Shorten when it comes to the carbon tax.