Tony’s getting set to take down the carbon tax.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has warned businesses not to invest in carbon offsets, because a future Coalition government will rescind the carbon tax.
Mr Abbott told a tax forum in Sydney today that scrapping the scheme would be a Coalition government’s first order of business.
“An incoming Coalition government’s first instructions to the public service would be to prepare legislation to rescind the tax,” Mr Abbott said.
“We will dismantle the bureaucracies it has spawned. We would take the upward pressure off peoples’ cost of living and threat to workers’ jobs.
“And we give businesses fair warning not to buy forward permits under a tax regime that will be closed down.”
Just wait for Combet and the like to emit that predictable drone about certainty.