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Abbott government begins process to repeal carbon tax


Source: abc online, 9 September 2013


The Coalition is already piling pressure on the Labor Party to "honour" the new government's mandate to repeal the carbon tax.

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott yesterday instructed his department to begin drawing up the legislation to dump the carbon pricing scheme, and says Federal Parliament will resume in late October or early November to deal with it.

"My emphasis will be on being purposeful, methodical, calm and conscientious," he told Fairfax radio.

"And the last thing I want to do is rush the Parliament back for a photo opportunity before the substance of the work is there for it to do."

The Coalition is on track for a 32-seat majority after wresting a swathe of seats from Labor and independents in Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria in Saturday's poll.

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