Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard predicts the failed carbon tax will one day return. For Australian families that means higher electricity and gas prices.
In an interview with the ABC Radio, Ms Gillard said:
“Yes they’ve swept away carbon pricing and the Minerals Resource Rent Tax, but good reforms often take more than one go around and they’ll be back”.
A policy of hurting Australian families, putting jobs at risk and damaging Australia’s international competitiveness is not a good reform.
Ms Gillard’s comments follow Bill Shorten’s confirmation last month that he will reintroduce the carbon tax if re-elected to Government.
Labor has not learnt its lesson. Labor still refuses to accept the outcome of the election.
Before the 2010 election Julia Gillard promised no carbon tax – and then introduced one.
Before the 2013 election Bill Shorten promised to abolish the carbon tax – and then voted to keep it.
You just can’t trust Labor when it comes to the carbon tax.
Unlike Labor, the Government is committed to tackling climate change without a multi-billion dollar carbon tax that drives up the cost of living.
Scrapping the carbon tax delivered Australian families and businesses the biggest drop in electricity prices on record.
Overall, Australian households are forecast to be $550 a year better off now that the carbon tax has been repealed.
The Coalition has delivered on its commitment to deliver much needed relief to Australian families.
Labor still stands for higher electricity and gas prices for Australian families.