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.



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