This is bad news for the cynics who keep insisting that once in office Abbot would just put repealing the Carbon dioxide tax would be too hard and that the tax would remain.
Originally posted on Climate Nonconformist:
I’ve been heartened by Tony Abbott’s steadfast commitment to repeal the carbon tax. After his “pledge in blood“, it became apparent that the Coalition would stand up resolutely for the majority of Australians who don’t want the carbon dioxide tax. Now, we have another assurance.
TONY Abbott has pledged to get rid of carbon pricing within just six months of the Coalition winning government.
The Opposition Leader said that if blocked in the Senate he would immediately call another election, a double dissolution, and invite the ALP to commit “suicide twice”.
“I won’t reduce the tax, change the tax, or redesign the tax. I will repeal the tax,” Mr Abbott said in Brisbane today.
[...]“If they do, there is a constitutional procedure designed for just this eventuality. It’s called a double dissolution. I would not hesitate to seek a second mandate to repeal this toxic tax. Indeed, it…
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