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It’s great to be here at Sanitarium on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Sanitarium is an iconic Australian food producer.
The Weet-Bix that so many Australians eat every morning for breakfast is the flagship product. I’m happy to say that most mornings I eat my Weet-Bix and it’s a great product and I want to see more Australians consuming more Australian product and that’s why this carbon tax is going to be so toxic because it’s going to make the price of manufacturing everything here in Australia much, much higher.
Anything that increases the price of power, anything that increases the price of fuel makes Australian manufacturing more expensive, less competitive, puts Australian jobs at risk and puts up the cost of living for ordinary, decent Australians. The other feature of this company which I think is very much worth drawing attention to is the effort that Sanitarium is making to reduce its carbon footprint by moving to recycle water, using solar energy, converting from coal to gas, using low intensity lighting. Sanitarium is very confident that they can reduce their corporate carbon footprint by at least five per cent. Now, this is evidence that you can get emissions down by taking direct action.
There’s a smart way and a dumb way to reduce emissions. The smart way is to take direct action, to plant more trees, to get more soil into carbon, to use smarter technology. If you’re a business, to take the steps that Sanitarium are taking. The dumb way is to put a great big new tax on everything and I just want to make it absolutely crystal clear the Coalition will never support a carbon tax. The Coalition will never support policies that make everything more expensive.
We are the low tax party. That’s why we’re so opposed to this toxic tax which the Government is so committed to.