Shorten must explain how his Carbon Tax and Renewable Energy Tax will hit Tasmanians

Bill Shorten on his visit to Southern Tasmania today must explain how Labor’s troubling economic policies will damage Tasmanian jobs and families.

The Labor Party took to the 2016 election policies to increase the Renewable Energy Target and to bring back a Carbon Tax.

“A Shorten Government would have a devastating impact on Tasmania with a return to the economic downturn that occurred under the last Green/Labor Governments in Canberra and in Hobart,” Senator Abetz said.

“When Bill Shorten was Employment Minister, under the last Carbon Tax, the Tasmanian Unemployment rate reached 8.1% and families were finding it harder than ever to make ends meet.”

“Mr Shorten should use his visit today to apologise to all those Tasmanians who were needlessly out of work as a result of policies that he implemented and explain why he wants to bring back a Carbon Tax on steroids and increase the Renewable Energy Target.”

“Mr Shorten should also today tell the Australian people whether the Australian Labor Party will continue to receive financial donations from unions and allow them 50% of delegates on the Labor National Council following ACTU Sally McManus’ imprimatur for laws to be broken,” Senator Abetz concluded.

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Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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