Brokenshire MLC calls out Bank Tax flip-flop in letter to the editor

October 13, 2017

Australian Conservatives MLC Robert Brokenshire has highlighted yet another flip-flop from the Xenophon camp in a letter to the editor. 

Mr Brokenshire told the Australian Financial Review:

"My party, the Australian Conservatives, was the first to publicly oppose the proposed state bank tax in South Australia, shortly followed by John Darley (Nick Xenophon's former NXT member in SA's Parliament). The Liberal party then announced it would support us in opposing it when it comes before the upper house.

One of the reasons Mr Darley left NXT was because Senator Xenophon wanted to support the SA bank tax.

While it has been reported by some media outlets that Senator Xenophon will oppose the SA bank tax, the fact is he is not even a member of state parliament, and will have no say when the vote occurs.
So how exactly does he plan to oppose it?

The next election is simply too important for anyone to be misled by populism, the cult of personality and flip-flopping policy positions.

The facts are that in federal parliament, NXT said it strongly supported the major Bank Levy Bill. Now Senator Xenophon claims he opposes it in South Australia - another flip-flop"

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