Please find a release from Senator Williams following today’s defeat of the CPRS legislation [in the Australian Parliament]
2nd December, 2009.
RUDD’S MASSIVE TAX CONSIGNED TO HISTORY Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will not be lumped on the Australian community after the legislation was voted down in the Senate.
The new tax masquerading as the
The Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams said the result vindicates the stand taken by The Nationals over the past year as they warned the nation of financial pain if the flawed emissions trading scheme was introduced.
Senator Williams said it was the groundswell of public opinion that carried the day.
“My office and those of my Nationals colleagues have been inundated with thousands of emails, phone calls and faxes congratulating The Nationals on our position and hoping the Liberals would join our fight.
It has become obvious people are now starting to realise the cost to them personally and to the nation.
Despite being labelled sceptics and deniers by the Prime Minister and his Climate Change Minister, these Australians are genuinely concerned for the environment but the little they know about this scheme they don’t like.
They are worried about their jobs, the future of our industries, the extra $1100 households will have to find annually because of the ETS, and the upward pressure on interest rates.
People are amazed to learn that as part of a proposed global agreement, Australia will have to contribute to a fund to assist developing countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and industrial giant China is one of those countries.
So that means we are borrowing from China to finance our debt, and on the other hand giving them money to help them clean up their act.
The Rudd Government has not properly explained this scheme to the Australian people but arrogantly tried to push the bills through the Senate. Rightfully they have been rebuffed”, Senator Williams said.