Labor’s carbon tax Minister Greg Combet has returned to help bring back the carbon tax, according to media reports today.
Greg Combet has reportedly been hired by Labor’s national secretariat to help Bill Shorten develop plans to once again hike electricity and gas prices for Australia’s families, pensioners and businesses.
And who better to bring back Labor’s painful and ineffective carbon tax than the person who designed it in the first place?
The return of Greg Combet shows Labor has no ideas, no plans and no direction for Australia.
We're almost half way through Bill Shorten’s ‘year of big ideas’ and so far he's only come up with a plan for higher taxes. The carbon tax is nothing more than a punitive electricity tax on Australia’s families, pensioners and businesses.
We scrapped the carbon tax and as a result electricity prices fell by the largest amount on record – but Bill Shorten wants to hike up power prices once again.
Labor is too focused on the past rather than the future, with Bill Shorten, Julia Gillard, Greg Combet and Chris Bowen all advocating to bring back the carbon tax.
The Coalition is committed to tackling climate change without a job destroying carbon tax.
In just the first auction alone, the Emissions Reduction Fund achieved more than four times the amount of emissions reduction during the entire life of the painful carbon tax.
And it’s achieved it at around one per cent of the cost.
We’re committed to tackling climate change but we’ll continue to do it without hurting families and the economy in the process.