NSW Election Campaign. February 24, 2011.
“I don’t support a carbon tax, the Premier does,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“The premier’s advisers say carbon taxes will cost families another $500 a year on their power bills.
“I don’t think that’s affordable.
“If you’re talking about reducing the cost of living pressures you can’t support a carbon tax.
[Mr O'Farrell] called on voters to voice their anger when they vote, saying a new coalition government would “send a shiver up the spine of every federal ALP backbencher sitting in a marginal seat”.
“The coming poll is the only opportunity that families and small businesses have across NSW to try and stop this carbon tax dead,” Mr O’Farrell said on Friday.
QLD Election Campaign. February 24, 2012.
The carbon tax is bad for Queensland. It’s bad for jobs. Frankly, if the carbon tax is introduced it will make it even harder for us to achieve our four per cent target. But that’s why I’m here today, to say that we will fight every single day, if we’re elected, as the Government of Queensland, to fight against this tax; that even if the tax is introduced, we will work with Tony Abbott and state premiers to fight the tax still.We hope that Queenslanders will see the opportunity in this election campaign, but particularly on the 24th of March, to send a signal to Labor – who are so caught up in their own activities and their battles at the moment – send a signal to Canberra, to Labor that you don’t want the carbon tax and that’s why people have on the 24th of March an opportunity to actually send that signal to vote against a carbon tax.
Both Barry O’Farrell and Campbell Newman made clear promises during their election campaigns, to fight against the carbon tax.
Many NSW voters, including this blogger, have petitioned Barry O’Farrell to action this, and make good on his campaign promise. To the best of my knowledge, there has been no further response from Premier O’Farrell.
Nothing … zip … nada … has actually been done to “fight” the carbon tax, by any Liberal-National State Government (NSW, VIC, WA, and now QLD).
It appears that Premier O’Farrell is as untrustworthy as Julia Gillard.
Promise one thing before the election.
Do the opposite after the election.
Queensland’s new Premier Newman made an identical promise before the election.
Will he now “do a Barry” after the election?
* I urge Queenslanders to directly petition their local MP, and Premier Newman, informing them of Your Will that the new Queensland State Government should challenge the carbon tax in the High Court. You can use the sample petition below:
Dear [insert State MP's Name],
I know that it is my duty to keep you informed of MY WILL on anything that comes before Parliament, or that should come before Parliament.
My communication to you concerns the [insert State name] State Government budget, and possible impacts on the budget arising from the Commonwealth’s Clean Energy Future legislation.
Constitutional barrister Bryan Pape and other legal experts are on public record indicating that the [insert State name] State government has grounds to challenge the Commonwealth government’s Clean Energy Future legislation, under section 114 of the Australian Constitution.
IT IS MY WILL that you take immediate action to cause the [insert State name] State government to challenge the constitutionality of the Commonwealth’s Clean Energy Future 2011 (ie, carbon tax) bills in the High Court.
[insert your full name, address, and date, as legal evidence that you are a constituent.]
Details for contacting your State government Premier and local State MP’s below: