Schools, hospitals hit by carbon tax
NSW schools and hospitals are expected to be hardest hit by the government’s carbon tax, according to Member for MurrayDarling John Williams.
After looking at NSW Treasury modelling, Mr Williams said the new tax will impact on budget allocations for the two vitals services.
‘‘Costings have shown the carbon tax will impact the state’s public school budget by $19.9 million and the public hospital budget by $26.5 million, after the start of the tax in July,’’ Mr Williams said.
‘‘Households are already struggling with the increased cost of living and small businesses are already trying to deal with increases in electricity rates.
‘‘It is quite clear that the public is against the carbon tax, even Kristina Keneally, former Labor NSW Premier, knows how unpopular it is with the voters.
‘‘She had publicly come out and called on the Prime Minister to withdraw or reduce the carbon tax - this coming from someone who publicly supported the tax in the lead up to the 2011 NSW State election.’’