Australia Axes The Carbon Tax

Climate Depot gives this the “champagne glass cheer”

(SMH) Australia on Thursday became the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, with the Senate passing the government’s repeal bills 39 votes to 32. After two weeks of negotiations, and several false starts, the Abbott government achieved its long-held ambition to axe the tax, to applause from government senators.

The previous Labor led government was demolished, both in the 2012 Queensland elections and the 2013 full Australia elections, mainly due to the carbon tax legislation. Don’t fully rejoice, because Abbott is still kind a warmist

Speaking after the vote in the Senate, Mr Abbott rejoiced at the passage of the repeal bills, declaring “today the Parliament finally listened. Today the tax that you voted to get rid of is finally gone.”

Mr Abbott said he did not accept that with the carbon price now abolished, and legislation needed for Direct Action yet to pass the Senate, his government was leaving Australia without a mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are a government which absolutely appreciates that we have only got one planet and we should pass it on to our children and grandchildren in at least as good shape as we found it,” he said.

“So we are a conservationist government and we will do what we think is the sensible thing to try to bring emissions down.”

Mr Abbott expressed confidence the government could still find support for its plan to pay polluters to reduce their emissions, despite a hostile reception from Labor, the Greens and crossbenchers to Direct Action.

Bad ideas are still bad ideas, and Warmists will always look for new ones to make Other People pay for their beliefs.

Obviously, there was lots of caterwauling from Labor and the Green Party, who learned nothing from their defeats at the hands of the voters, and care little for the People fo Australia

(ABC Australia) (Mr. Abbott) says households will benefit on average by $550 a year from the repeal, with gas prices to fall by 7 per cent and electricity prices by 9 per cent.

Consumers are also going to see rebates from Energy Australia thanks to the repeal of the carbon tax, because, surprise, consumers were paying for the carbon tax within their bills. Other Aussie energy companies are taking the same action. And the government is going to monitor businesses to make sure that their prices comply with the removal of the carbon tax. This is also expected to boost consumer confidence.

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