WANGARATTA CHRONICLE: Removal of carbon tax to aid rural industries
Monday, 28 October 2013
REGIONAL Victorians will benefit from a withdrawal of the carbon tax. -That was the message Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, had while visiting Wangaratta last week.
Ms McKenzie said she would be supporting legislation, to be introduced by the Coalition next month, to repeal the tax "in an effort to restore security to local industries".
She said local economies in regional cities like Wangaratta would benefit from the revocation of the tax.
"I think the Australian public made it very, very clear, their perspectives about the carbon tax at the federal election," Ms McKenzie said.
"Particularly for regional Victoria, the two underpinning industries of the economy are dairy and irrigation agriculture (mainly horticulture) which both are electricity intensive industries.
"On behalf of regional Victoria, I cannot wait to vote it out of existence."
The carbon tax was introduced on July 1, 2012 and a vote on the future of the tax is set to follow the November 12 sitting of parliament.