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Daily Carbon Tax question no.27 to Kevin Rudd: which party has a $9b Carbon Tax rising by 50% by 2019?

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Media Release

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Daily Carbon Tax question no.27 to Kevin Rudd: Which party has a $9b Carbon Tax rising by 50% by 2019?

While Kevin Rudd has admitted he had no mandate to introduce the Carbon Tax, Australians have been left to foot a $9 billion bill per year which will increase by 50 per cent by 2019.

At the last election Labor’s climate change policy consisted of just one sentence: “There will be no Carbon Tax.”

Despite this very clear and concise statement - and Mr Rudd’s concession - Penny Wong continues to maintain that there was a mandate.

Even Labor is confused about its own policies, but Australian households are paying the price.

There have been 10 major changes to the Carbon Tax this year alone and now Labor is rushing to link the scheme with Europe.

Rather than the Labor Government focusing on emissions activity here at home, businesses will have to ring Brussels if they want to know what’s happening with Australia’s climate change policy and the Carbon Tax.

It is a scheme which is completely volatile and has been subject to fraud, as outlined in a recent Interpol report.

The Coalition’s policy has been consistent and clear for three years. We will provide incentives to reduce emissions and deliver positive environmental change in Australia.

The hypocrisy and negativity from Labor is astounding.

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