Call to show colours on carbon tax
THE Labor, Greens and Independent candidates for Clarence have been urged by incumbent member for Clarence, Steve Cansdell, to say whether or not they support the Federal Government’s new Carbon Tax.
Mr Cansdell said he was opposed to the new tax which he said would see everyday expenses for Clarence Valley residents rise – particularly electricity bills which Mr Cansdell said would rise by $300.
“The Labor Prime Minister announced her new tax flanked by the Greens leader and two Independents, so it is only fair to ask whether the Clarence Labor, Greens and Independent candidates support this slug on local low-income earners,” Mr Cansdell said.
Mr Cansdell said the NSW Nationals and Liberals were committed to providing up to $250 in electricity rebates.
“It looks very much like a vote for us is a vote to pay $250 less, but a vote for anyone else is a vote to pay $300 more,” he said.