As if lying about a carbon tax wasn’t bad enough.
A NEW tax on glass and plastic drink containers could push up an average family’s grocery bills by more than $300.
The Greens are heavily lobbying for the container deposit scheme to be introduced nationwide and the federal government supports it.
The scheme could cost some families up to $470 a year more as the new charge pushes up prices on drinks containers by 20c – with industry experts saying it could mean paying $4 more for a case of beer.
Just tax us some more. That’s just what we want.
The Greens have introduced legislation in federal parliament in an effort to force the states into a national scheme.
The proposed increase is a 10c levy or deposit per container, which would be refunded if the consumer returned the empty bottle, but the industry claims transport and set-up costs would make the increase double that.
Seriously, the Greens need to just go away.
Environment Minister Tony Burke said Labor would not force a scheme upon the states.
Instead, he wants them to agree on a national framework through the Council of Australian Governments, with a COAG committee due to decide on the matter next month.
All week Labor people have been denouncing the Greens. They need to say “NO” to them outright. Without Labor preferences, we’d only have two Greens senators and nobody would know who Adam Bandt was.