Member for Hinkler Paul Neville said Australians had less than a week to make submissions on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's carbon price. He said he urged everyone to make their views known.
Member for Hinkler Paul Neville said Australians had less than a week to make submissions on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's carbon price. He said he urged everyone to make their views known. Max Fleet

Have your say on the carbon tax

MEMBER for Hinkler Paul Neville said Australians had less than a week to make submissions on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's carbon price.

"Yesterday the Labor-Greens-dominated inquiry into the 1100-plus pages of carbon tax legislation resolved to give Australians just six days to make submissions to the inquiry, despite the massive impact this tax will have," Mr Neville said.

"The committee was also advised that there was not enough time to hold hearings in all states.

"Most Australians will miss out on the chance to be heard, with those outside of the eastern states or in regional Australia likely to have to resort to phone or video-conferencing at best."

Mr Neville said he urged everyone to make their views known by lodging a submission, no matter how brief.

"Labor is already denying Australians a vote on whether or not to have a carbon tax, but hopefully people will not allow these tactics to silence them as well," Mr Neville said.

Written submissions must be received by next Thursday, September 22.

All submissions can be emailed to or posted to the select committee care of Parliament House, Canberra.


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