Territorians will be slugged more for electricity, Natasha Griggs says
Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs, in a media release today, said Territorians will be slugged more for electricity after Power Water was included on the carbon tax hit list:
The Federal Government has quietly released its hit list of companies that will pay a price on carbon. Despite earlier claims from the Prime Minister that the carbon tax would be applied to Australia’s top 500 big polluters, the published has mysteriously reduced to 248.
There is uncertainty and confusion for companies as an additional list of a further 80 organisations is still to be confirmed despite it the carbon tax commencing in less than 60 days.
Mrs Griggs said the list confirms that the major electricity companies will be impacted by the introduction of the carbon tax which will flow directly through to people’s electricity bills.
“Power Water is on the hit list, ” said Mrs Griggs.
“This sends a clear message that Territorians may be forced to pay more for their power and water at a time when Territorians are already experiencing high cost of living pressures.
“While the list highlights the impact on electricity companies, it brings to light the extent of the impact the carbon tax will have on all Australians. Included in the list are city councils, universities, gas, steel, cement and building supply companies.
“This impact of the carbon tax will be felt right across the Northern Territory. Consumers can expect that businesses will pass on any increase resulting from the introduction of the carbon tax.
“Territorians tell me every day they do not want a carbon tax. A carbon tax is not good for the Territory.”
Natasha Griggs is the Country Liberals member for Solomon.