Ready to strike when you least expect it – Labor’s emissions trading tax
|25th June, 2010|
Lurking like a redback in a backyard dunny, Labor’s plan for emissions trading is back on the agenda – but the new Prime Minister has revealed she just won’t talk about it right now.|
The Gillard Labor Government plans to bring this discredited tax back to life but does not have the courage to debate it during the election, said the Leader of The Nationals, Warren Truss.
“This is political cowardice of the highest order,” Mr Truss said.
“Ms Gillard once said ‘delay is denial’ when it comes to emissions trading, yet she is not only delaying Labor’s tax for political reasons, she is denying the people the opportunity to vote on it.”
Last night on the ABC’s 7.30 Report, Ms Gillard revealed the devious plan to introduce an emissions tax after the election, but …
“That’s why I said today if elected as Prime Minister at the forthcoming election then I will take the time to re-prosecute the case with the Australian community to develop that deep and lasting consensus.”
“Kevin Rudd and now Julia Gillard lacked the ticker to fight for what they once believed in.
“I can guarantee that The Nationals will not stop fighting – to stop this tax ever being introduced.
“After a long and often lonely battle, The Nationals were able to put the CPRS on ice for this parliamentary term. But the only way to ensure this tax on everything is put in its grave permanently is to have the Nationals in Coalition elected to govern at this year’s election.
“This is truly the worst sort of tax. Regional Australia will bear the brunt from lost jobs and investment, while it will do absolutely nothing to deal with climate change or help the environment,” Mr Truss said.