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Tony Abbott’s Victory As Aussies Repeal Carbon Tax

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Dennis Shanahan, The Australian

Out of the confusion, conspiracy and chaos of the Senate’s tortured carbon tax debate, Tony Abbott has wrought a victory.

After campaigning against a “carbon tax’’ at two elections and tapping into public dissatisfaction over Labor’s climate change policy for more than five years, the Prime Minister can declare the carbon tax repealed.

With his budget and political standing under pressure Abbott dearly needed a clear victory.

Today he has it. The carbon tax is repealed and his biggest promise is fulfilled.

Climate change policy is now left in abeyance, while consumers will expect lower prices for electricity and gas.

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