PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: The carbon tax impacts my electorate more than many because it has such a large manufacturing base. Many of the manufacturers in my electorate are doing it tough.
So I use this opportunity to implore the Labor Party to honour our election mandate—and, indeed, to honour their own promise—and back the scrapping of the carbon tax.
It would provide relief for manufacturers and provide cost of living relief for residents of my electorate and across Australia of, on average, $550 per family, per annum.
Make the scrapping of the carbon tax a Christmas present for Australians.