No carbon tax saves families $550 a year, says Sudmalis

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Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis said scrapping the tax would save the average Gilmore family $550 a year and create more local jobs.

She said the decision would also help "get  the Budget under control''  to help fund infrastructure such as the replacement of the Nowra Bridge. 

 “Ever since I first became Liberal Candidate for Gilmore in 2012, I've been meeting with families, residents, and business owners across our region and the message has always been clear: scrap the tax,'' she said.

“The scrapping of this tax will save $200 on the average household electricity bill and around $70 on the average gas bill, and the Government’s consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has been given extra funding and powers to ensure that these savings are passed on to consumers.

“Scrapping the Carbon Tax will also take a cost burden off our local businesses. This will make it easier for them to compete and employ more people.

“One industry that’s been hit higher than most is farming. Over the last twelve months, I’ve met with dozens of our local farmers, talking about their skyrocketing electricity costs and their ridiculous refrigeration costs.

“The cost to re-gas the milk refrigeration systems of some of our local dairy farmers has gone from a few hundred to several thousand under the Carbon Tax alone. With the repeal of this toxic tax, this is one more saving that will help the bottom line our local dairy farmers’. 

“Scrapping the Carbon Tax is just one part of our plan to build a stronger economy and create more jobs. It is also important we get the Budget under control, continue to reduce paperwork and build the infrastructure we need, like the replacement Nowra Bridge.

“There’s much more to do, but removing the world’s biggest Carbon Tax from the back of everyday small businesses and families is an important step in building a stronger economy,” Mrs Sudmalis said.

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