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Australia kills off carbon tax
Guardian [UK], by Lenore Taylor

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/16/2014 10:20:19 PM

Australia’s carbon price has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international agreements. After eight years of bitter political debate, during which climate policy dominated three election campaigns and contributed to the demise of two prime ministers, after last week’s Senate drama in which the repeal was again defeated and this week’s lengthy last gasp debate, the Senate has now finally voted to make good Tony Abbott’s “pledge in blood” to “axe the tax”. The government was backed by seven of the new crossbench senators,

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Reality always wins out, eventually.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pilot222, 7/16/2014 10:26:09 PM     (No. 9927997)

Hooray. A flicker of sanity in a crazy PC world


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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Advocate, 7/16/2014 10:47:42 PM     (No. 9928020)

Abbott is a conservative Christian conviction politician.
He is saving Australia from the leftist loons.
Former PM Rudd flew into Copenhagen with a retinue of over 135 Global warming loons - just when the data and scientific fraud from the CRU in East Anglia and Penn States Michael Mann was exposed on a Russian server.
Great job for PM Abbot and his supporters.
Between Canada´s Harper and Australia´s Abbott - there is hope for the Anglosphere.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/17/2014 2:34:44 AM     (No. 9928178)

As our fear-frozen leader claims to lead from behind, how long do you suppose it will take him to play catch up with this snippet of information?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/17/2014 2:38:11 AM     (No. 9928180)

Australia and Canada are way BLESSED.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/17/2014 3:35:28 AM     (No. 9928214)

Demonrats will never ever give up on carbon taxes. It´s too lucrative a cash cow to get even money to waste.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muguy, 7/17/2014 7:26:53 AM     (No. 9928323)

FTA...“I believe there is climate change happening, I just don’t believe we are going to change it with a broad-based consumption tax.”

"Climate change" is debatable. The Algore´s of the world would have you believe that it is settled fact without dispute. They ridicule anyone who would offer a challenge thinking that will make them wilt in silence.

This is ALL about taxing and spending and finding a way to get money to give away. We are going to need more tax money to pay for all the welfare of the new illegals invading the country.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 4poster, 7/17/2014 3:53:28 PM     (No. 9929093)

´Americans will always do the right thing, after they try everything else.´ W. Churchill

Sounds like we are related.

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