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[Australian] Treasurer Wayne Swan has promised a re-elected Labor government won’t put a tax on carbon during its next term of office.

He made the promise on ABC TV last night as the opposition’s treasury spokesman Joe Hockey demanded to know whether Australia would be hit with a carbon tax in the next three years under a Labor government.

Mr Swan said that tax has been ruled out and a federal Labor government would look to its citizens assembly for more guidance on the issue of climate change.

Sky News, 13 August 2010