Australia Ends Its Carbon Tax Scheme

Via News Corp Australia:

TONY Abbott’s great big election promise to dump what he called the great big carbon tax was finally delivered this morning after a Government ordeal of frustration and embarrassment.

Mr Abbott did not wait long to share the news, releasing a statement titled “The Carbon Tax is gone!”.

“This is great news for Australian families and for our nation’s small businesses,” he said.

“At the election, the Coalition made a pledge: to scrap the carbon tax, stop the boats, get the Budget under control and build the roads of the 21st century. All these commitments were designed to help families.

“We are honouring our commitments to you and building a strong and prosperous economy for a safe and secure Australia.”

He said it would save the average family $550 a year and the first benefits would be seen in coming power bills.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Mr Abbott had “embarrassed Australians” and that “history will judge Tony Abbott harshly for refusing to believe that action is needed on climate change.”

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