Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi has called on the Turnbull government to abolish taxes designed to protect a now non-existent Australian car manufacturing industry.
The Australian newspaper reports today that Australian Conservatives founder and Senator Bernardi said "There is no basis for retaining protections for a non-existent automotive industry. The government needs to ease the burden on Australian car purchasers."
"The tax burden includes an estimated $1000 on popular cars such as the Ford Ranger, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 2, Honda Civic, Jazz and CRV, and an estimated $1300 on the Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton, Holden Colorado and Nissan Navara,” he said.
We note that SA Labor Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has also called for axing these taxes in the past.
Subscribers to The Australian can read the full story here.
The report follows senator Bernardi asking the government to Axe the Tax in Question time last Wednesday
and as Australian Conservatives runs this petition and ad campaign supporting axing the tax