18-07-2014 10:01 AM | Australia

Hunter dairy farmers eager to see carbon tax go

Hunter dairy farmers are applauding the scrapping of the carbon tax, with the move freeing up tens of thousands of dollars for individual farming enterprises.

The Federal Government got its repeal legislation through the Senate yesterday, and it is expected the carbon tax will be officially scrapped within days.

The Australian Dairy Council says its industry was disproportionately affected by the tax due to its high electricity needs in milking machinery, cool milk storage and processing procedures.
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