Residents of the Morayfield electorate will see the real cost of Labor’s carbon tax on their power bills under an LNP government, LNP candidate for Morayfield Mr Darren Grimwade said today.
Mr Grimwade said Labor’s carbon tax would hit all households and businesses. It would cost jobs and lead to huge price rises – especially for electricity.
“The tired, 20-year Labor Government refused to stand up for Queenslanders and fight the Carbon Tax,” Mr Grimwade said.
“But the LNP will fight it, and as part of our commitment we will ensure Queenslanders can see how much Labor’s carbon tax and green programs are really adding to their cost-of-living.
“Under the LNP, power companies will be required to include the cost of the Carbon Tax and green energy schemes on every household bill,” Mr Grimwade said.
“The information will be consistent with the approach taken by NSW who have recently announced a similar plan.
“Certainly we will consult with electricity providers on how best to provide the information.
“This is about ensuring the cost of Labor’s carbon tax is included on power bills so that Queensland families can see the real impact on their budgets and determine whether Federal Labor Government’s compensation is enough.
“We will ensure real transparency in the pricing of carbon and the impact on home power bills.
“Unfortunately Labor, at both the State and Federal level, are focused on themselves not on Queenslanders.”
Mr Grimwade said it was time Queenslanders voted Labor out. Labor MP Mark Ryan cheered the carbon tax on all the way and also supported increases to car registration costs, water and electricity price rises.
“It’s time for a change. A strong and united LNP Government will get Queensland back on track,” Mr Grimwade said.