Truckies want end to carbon tax plan
If Treasurer Joe Hockey wants to cut back on a carbon tax, he needs to listen to one of his most trusted MPs.
Key points: Labor senator Dean Smith questioned Mr Hockey about a Labor policy that would result in millions being hit by the carbon tax
Senator Smith said Mr Hockey had said it was the policy’s first year of operation and the government needed to go to the Senate if it didn’t like the outcome
Mr Hockey said the bill had been introduced at first, so the carbon tax could be cut more
Senate estimates on Wednesday morning is expected to hear from Labor leader Bill Shorten on the need to reinstate the carbon tax to ensure it does not harm consumer confidence.
Mr Hockey said the bill was not introduced until “fi하하 포커rst year of operation” – but the ABC understands the introduction was made on June 4 – well before the start of the current fiscal year.
The Senate will discuss the tax at a crucial time – as a series of important votes are likely to be taken at its next scheduled sitting in September.
There are signs Labor intends to vote against any plan to repeal the carbon tax.
Mr Hockey told a caucus meeting on Thursday that Labor would not have any say in the senate.
But Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek said senators needed to be able to tell him what his position was before he made the decision.
“I have been told by Joe Hockey that I must be there to tell him [whether Labor will support the bill],” she said.
“The bill is one year old. We know that.
“So I think the senators will feel compelled to tell him, ‘Joe, there is an issue here for you and we need to know if you’ll support it’.”
Mr Hockey declined to speak to the ABC about the legislation or the senate on the floor during Question Time.
Senator Smith said Labor also has a carbon pricing strategy.
But Mr Hockey said Labor was not the Senate’s “partner in government” as part of a broader carbon pricing plan.
“The Senate has been very critical of what the Labor Government has done,” Mr Hockey told reporters.
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