Councils in the Richmond and Page federal electorate could be directly slugged with Labor’s carbon tax, leading to likely further rate rises for local homeowners, it has been revealed in Senate Estimates, according to North Coast Nationals Senator Fiona Nash.
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The Labor government confirmed today it lacks any understanding of the impact the carbon tax will have on the freight rail sector, Nationals Senator Fiona Nash said.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) recently told a Rural Affairs and Transport senate inquiry the carbon tax would directly c... ...more
The carbon tax will impact the grains freight rail sector and inevitably grain growers, Nationals Senator Fiona Nash said.
Senators today heard of the carbon tax impact during the Rural Affairs and Transport senate inquiry hearing into operational issues concerning grain exports.
Nationals Senator Fiona Nash questioned Labor’s commitment to agriculture, with a track record of neglecting the sector.
“Just this morning is the latest example with the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, not even mentioning agriculture as among those industries significant to the national economy, that... ...more
1 December 2011
By DOMINIC ZIETSCH
THE potential for Grafton Regional Airport to lose its Regional Express (Rex) flights due to rising operating costs was reinforced again yesterday by Nationals Senator Fiona Nash.
Senator Nash visited the airport where she met with Rex regional sales manage... ...more
27 November 2011
By COLIN BETTLES
NSW Nationals MP Fiona Nash says the Australian Greens are "delusional" for thinking they are becoming more popular in the rural Australia than the Coalition.
Senator Nash expressed outraged at comments from Greens leader Bob Brown earlier this month, follow... ...more
Labor’s Minister for Agriculture, Senator Joe Ludwig, today proved he is completely out of touch with his portfolio, being incapable of answering questions on the impact of the carbon tax on farming. Concerns have been raised by the peak farming body, the National Farmers’ Federation, and again toda... ...more
Australian farmers have had their job in producing our nation’s food made even harder with the carbon tax passing the senate.
They will be among the hardest hit and they have no-one to pass the increased costs on to. Australian Farm Institute research commissioned by the National Farm... ...more
The Labor Member for Page, Janelle Saffin, continues to defend the carbon tax than listen to the people in her electorate.
I note in her letter to your paper, she dedicates 14 paragraphs in a rather lengthy letter defending the Labor government’s compensation for higher living... ...more
It’s a sad day when you have Labor, Greens and Independent politicians celebrating the imposition of a tax on the Australian people.
A carbon tax under which, according to Treasury modelling, Australia’s emissions will increase from 578 million tonnes in 2012-13 to 621 mil... ...more