Greens will tax crucial Tasmanian businesses and jobs out of existence

Tasmanian Labor

Crazy new plans put forward today by the Greens would tax critical Tasmanian industries out of existence, cost thousands of jobs and create an economic crisis in Tasmania.

The Greens are proposing to introduce new taxes on the mining and salmon industries which would cripple them.

The Greens crazy tax grab will jack up mining royalties by 150 per cent and slug the salmon industry to the tune of $350 million.

The Greens want to strip Tasmania’s job creating industries of all their profit and drive them out of businesses.

These are industries that employ thousands of Tasmanians and contribute millions to our economy.

The claim that the Greens tax hit will raise $1.2 billion is a sick joke because it doesn’t take into account businesses that go broke and can’t be taxed.

Shockingly, the Greens plan also places an additional penalty on landowners which – in the midst of a housing and homelessness crisis which the Greens claim to care about – would stop rezoning applications, stop new subdivisions and push up house prices beyond the reach of Tasmanians looking for a roof over their heads.

Shane Broad MP

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Water and Shadow Minister for Resources

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