Democrat party rules out ETS
THE Democratic Labor Party candidate John McMahon is against any form of (ETS) or carbon emissions trade schemes.
“We believe in a sensible approach to reducing carbon, not a direct tax on fixed and lower-income earners,” Mr McMahon said.
“The ALP and the Greens are committed to introducing an ETS scheme that will tax low-income earners, small business and small farmers directly.
“The CPRS scheme as proposed is nothing more than another tax, and while we support responsible environmental protection, we would not support a tax that would achieve nothing for the environment, while adversely affecting the economic well-being of Queensland.”
Mr McMahon said Queensland would feel the brunt of a CPRS more than any other state.
“The DLP believe in a more practical approach of combining a number of reward-based systems as well as new industries that will achieve positive results without the massive financial impact proposed by the ALP and the Greens,” he said.