SENATE CONSIGNS CARBON TAX TO HISTORY
(Statement from Nationals Senator for NSW John Williams)
Today the Federal parliament voted to remove the carbon tax from the lives of Australians.
This was despite opposition from the Australian Labor Party which promised before the 2010 election that Australia would not have a carbon tax and then promptly introduced one.
And it was despite opposition from the Australian Greens who now want an Emissions Trading Scheme despite virtually ending the career of then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2009 when they voted against his ETS.
Apprentices are now able to access a Trade Support Loan to help them in their training following the passing of legislation in Federal parliament.
The Coalition government is fulfilling an election promise to provide loans of up to $20,000
The Richmond electorate has fared badly in the latest report into the incidence and impact of stroke. The National Stroke Foundation has released data which shows Richmond features regularly in the Top 10 Federal electorates for the number of people affected by stroke, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Richmond is 8th out of the 150 Federal electorates for the number of stroke survivors with 3,599, and is 10th on the list for the number of strokes estimated to occur this year (438).
The historic trade agreement that the Coalition government has signed with Japan is a win for exporters and consumers.
This has been stated by the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams following the signing of the Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) .
He said more than 97% of Australia’s exports to Japan will now receive preferential access or enter duty-free when fully implemented.
“Japan is Australia’s largest market for beef with exports totalling $1.4 billion last year.
This agreement will see the tariff on frozen beef fall from 38.5% to 30.5% on day one, and then phase to 19.5% over 18 years.