Media Release - 29 May 2012
The O'Farrell government is continuing its misleading and unprincipled
attack on the Federal carbon tax by deliberately exaggerating the impact
of the tax on council rates, according to Greens NSW Local Government
spokesperson David Shoebridge
"The O'Farrell government is scaremongering regarding the effects of
the carbon tax on local government rates," Mr Shoebridge said.
"When the $14 million increase in local government rates is averaged
across the State it amounts to an average of just four cents per week
"Four cents per week is only a tiny fraction of what the average
household will receive in compensation under the carbon tax package,
which for single pensioners is close to $10 per week.
"Nine out of ten households will be compensated as part of the carbon
tax package – an average of four cents per week extra on rates will
require only the tiniest proportion of that compensation.
"This is another case of the O'Farrell government huffing and puffing
but failing to deliver.
"Partial truths, half facts and inflated headlines are not a good way
to run a State and sooner or later Mr O'Farrell will learn this," Mr
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