The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Minister for the Environment
Shorten fails to listen to the electorate on Carbon Tax
13 October 2013
Download media release
The announcement from new Labor Leader Bill Shorten that he will not support the repeal of the Carbon Tax, confirms Labor has learnt nothing from its election loss.
The Australian people sent a clear message to the Labor Party that it doesn't want a Carbon Tax.
The Coalition is preparing the Carbon Tax repeal legislation to honour our election commitment to the Australian people.
Every day Mr Shorten opposes the repeal, is another day he thumbs his nose at the Australian people and stands for higher electricity prices.
The Coalition will not stop until the Carbon Tax is scrapped.
We will replace it with a scheme which will reduce Australia's emissions while cutting costs for families and businesses.