Today Labor has once again repeated plans to bring back the carbon tax – and that means higher power prices across Australia.
On Sky News this morning, Matt Thistlethwaite said Labor would bring back the carbon tax as “a way to restore some of the lost revenue to the budget.”
Labor wants to add billions of dollars to Australia’s electricity and gas bills.
In its first two years of operation, the carbon tax was a $15.4 billion hit to the economy. Power generators were slugged more than $8 billion and that cost flowed through to consumers.
For months the Government has been calling on Bill Shorten to come clean about the details of his plan to bring back the carbon tax – but there’s been silence.
Just how much are you going to put up power prices, Bill?
A carbon tax equals higher electricity and gas prices. Plain and simple. Pushing up power prices is exactly what a carbon tax is meant to do.
It’s time Labor realised that Australians don’t want higher electricity prices. They voted against the carbon tax. We’ve scrapped the carbon tax. Only Labor wants to bring back the carbon tax.