The Australian Gifts & Homewares Association (AGHA) has vowed to take an active role in advocacy on issues that affect its members.
AGHA have announced a major campaign on the Carbon Tax issues as Chief Executive David Leek said “the Australian Government had not given adequate consideration to how the carbon tax would effect a retail and wholesale sector already struggling in tough conditions”
The AGHA has set up a Carbon Tax section on their advocacy website and invited members to register their concerns and to contact their local Federal MP to express their concern.
Leek suggests that the Carbon Reduction should be a matter of corporate and personal responsibility rather than a public tax and says that the government has taken the usual sledhammer approach with heavy taxation.
AGHA Chief Executive David Leek says that the carbon tax is yet another ALP Policy that strikes at the heart of small to medium businesses and families in Australia.