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Tuesday, 5 July 2011
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Carbon Pricing

Mr SIMPKINS (Cowan) (14:58): My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, will the carbon tax apply to the oil refineries that create the fuel that goes in vehicles and to the transport businesses that cart the fuel that goes in vehicles, meaning that inevitably the consumer will pay higher prices in spite of the government's latest carbon tax promise to exempt petrol?

Mr ALBANESE: Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Standing order 98(d)(ii) is very clear. It is very clear that the government has said we will be announcing our policy on Sunday. I know it is frustrating for those opposite who do not have a policy.

Opposition members interjecting

The SPEAKER: The Leader of the House has the call on a point of order.

Mr ALBANESE: The standing orders are very clear in this regard.

The SPEAKER: The member for Menzies will resume his place. The question is in order.

Mr SWAN (LilleyDeputy Prime Minister and Treasurer) (15:00): As I have already said, I think, on two occasions, today and yesterday, we will be providing further detail and that further detail will be provided on Sunday. We have made that abundantly clear. We have seen this scare campaign running for months now, but on Sunday most of this scare campaign will go up in smoke because all of these wild exaggerations and all of the claims and counterclaims will be exposed for the falsehoods that they are. So further detail will be there on Sunday.