Yesterday’s announcement by the Abbott Government to by-pass the parliament to raise petrol prices will hit families and motorists in Ballarat hard, Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King said.
“This is yet another broken promise by Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey. They are pushing this unfair increase through with no thought for families in regional areas like Ballarat”
“Many families across my electorate will be hit hardest by Tony Abbott’s $2.2 billion petrol tax bill.
“Regions like Ballarat have limited public transport with many people having to travel further to work, many people having to travel further to look for work , to get groceries and to take kids to school.
“Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey won’t be honest about the damage this tax hike will have on people in my electorate
“This increase in petrol costs will hit weekly budgets of families and motorists hard and is just another example of the Abbott Government breaking their promise not to increase taxes”