Push for a speedy end to carbon tax
THE voice of Australia’s residential building sector, the Housing Industry Association (HIA), has urged the federal parliament to give swift passage to the Bill to repeal the Carbon Tax when it sits next month.
‘‘The Carbon Tax is bad for housing affordability, and the housing industry will welcome the introduction of the Bill to dismantle it,’’ said HIA spokesman Graham Wolfe.
‘‘Modelling conducted prior to the introduction of the tax projected an increase of between 0.8 per cent and 1.7 per cent increase in the cost of building a home, and we have not seen any evidence to the contrary.
‘‘The housing industry implored the previous government not to introduce the tax, and we are now asking in the strongest terms that all sides of politics support its repeal.
‘‘It is a bad tax. It adds to the burden on people buying a new home.’’