New Senate should let carbon tax go: Teys

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processor Teys Australia has urged the new Senate to allow the federal
government to fulfill its election pledge to repeal the carbon tax.

The Land reports that Teys’ general manager Tom Maguire made a statement
yesterday claiming a “direct link” between scrapping the tax and increased
competitiveness.

“It’s quite clear
that manufacturers are closing down across the country, due in part to
unnecessary costs and charges on business,” said Maguire.

“While eliminating
the carbon tax is only scratching the surface of what needs to be done, it’s an
important first step and will stimulate business investment.”

Other concerns identified by Teys included industrial relations and opening new markets.

Teys employs 4,500
across the country, with several sites in regional Australia.

There
is a record 18 crossbenchers in the new Senate, which will sit for the first
time at the beginning of next month.

The Australian Financial Review points out that the success of bills repealing the
former government’s carbon tax are not guaranteed success, following a series
of strident comments from Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer.

The
PUP has three Senators.

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