Australian Conservatives' MLC for South Australia, Rob Brokenshire, has told 891 ABC Adelaide radio listeners this morning that it will only be SA Labor who pull the budget, not the Conservatives and others blocking the controversial bank tax element.
The major stand-off over the state budget is playing out in state parliament this week, with the Conservatives leading a bloc of votes (supported by the SA Liberal opposition) to oppose the $370 million bank tax element of the budget, and SA Labor taking the position that they will not excise the tax from the budget bills - daring the conservative bloc to vote down the whole budget.
In the interview during the popular 8:30-9am segment with Breakfast presenter Ali Clarke and Mornings presenter David Bevan, Mr Brokenshire also noted that the Labor government were unable to commit that the bank tax would not pass through to everyday South Australians.
"Every mum and dad, every family, every pensioner, business, farmer ... they're all going to cop this, and it's a growth tax," Mr Brokenshire said.
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