Not content with having delivered the highest unemployment rate and worst business conditions in Australia, the Weatherill Labor Government has proposed another new tax!
Environment Minister Ian Hunter has revealed the Weatherill Labor Government is investigating a state-based carbon tax.
The move follows the Federal Coalition Government successfully repealing Labor’s national carbon tax which was widely rejected by people across Australia.
“Labor’s carbon tax was rejected by people across Australia yet the Weatherill Labor Government wants to give it another go in South Australia,” said Shadow Treasruer Rob Lucas.
“The introduction of another new tax would risk destroying the South Australian economy which is already on its knees after 13 years of state Labor governments.”
Mr Hunter’s proposal for a state-based carbon tax adds to the Weatherill Labor Government’s attempts:
– Introduce a car park tax;
– Create a planning tax; and
– Increase the GST.
“There appears to be a competition at the moment for which Weatherill Government Minister can come up with the most outrageous tax,” said Mr Lucas.
“Introducing another new tax would be a further barrier to job creation, drive away potential investors and wreck existing businesses.
“This is symptomatic of a government that does not understand how to manage the economy and does not have a plan to create jobs.
“Mr Hunter’s proposal for a state-based carbon tax would also likely result in an increase in household costs such as energy bills.
“South Australians are sick and tired of the Weatherill Labor Government trying to rip money out of their pockets to finance their mismanagement.”