New report backs Greens carbon tax
Greens candidate for Derrimut Geraldine Brooks has welcomed a report from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) that shows The Greens backed tax on carbon is good for local economies like the Latrobe Valley.
“The Greens carbon tax is a jobs creation policy,” said Ms Brooks. “The Creating Jobs – Cutting Pollution report confirms that putting a price on pollution is good for jobs, good for the economy, and good for locals.”
“Reports like this show why major unions such as the ETU and the CFMEU are now openly supporting the Greens ahead of Labor in the Senate.
“The Greens are the only political party listening to our top economists like Ross Garnaut and Nicholas Stern, who know a price on carbon is the only way to ensure our economy survives the transition to a new economy.
“The Government's shelved ETS, without the proposed Greens amendments, would have locked in failure and sent millions of dollars offshore instead of investing in local job-creating, renewable energy.”