LIBERAL Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja is asking when the ACT Government will pass on carbon tax repeal savings to Canberra’s rate-payers.
“Following the Coalition’s successful repeal of the Carbon Tax, local councils across the country have indicated they will pass on their savings to rate-payers,” Zed said.
“The ACT Labor government is yet to indicate if they will pass on savings they have made to Canberra rate-payers.
“The Brisbane City Council has stated that they will provide the average ratepayer with a $36 refund on their next quarterly bill. The Wyong Council (NSW) has stated that visitors to their tip will save $27.60 per tonne of waste at the tip gate and $22 a year in domestic waste changes.
“Canberrans received in recent weeks a letter from their energy supplier stating that they would be getting a credit on their bills after the repeal of the carbon tax.
“I am now calling on the ACT Labor Government to pass on the savings they have made with the repeal of the carbon tax to ACT residents.
“According to ACT Government documents obtained prior to the introduction of the carbon tax, every household in the ACT was set to incur approximately $140 in extra rates and charges under the tax.
“Canberrans are already facing massive rate increases from ACT Labor and should receive the savings that have occurred as a result of the carbon tax repeal,” concluded Senator Seselja.