The carbon tax has today been repealed, with the repeal legislation successfully passing through the senate.
Thirty-nine senators voted in favour of the repeal and 32 opposed.
Liberal MPs took to Twitter to claim that a dead weight has been lifted from the Australian economy.
Labor’s carbon tax was a dead weight on our economy – it has now been repealed! — Andrew Robb (@AndrewRobbMP) July 17, 2014
The official Liberal Party twitter page said that the carbon tax repeal was great news for Australian families and small business.
— Scott Buchholz (@ScottBuchholzMP) July 17, 2014
In a statement, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that “this is great news for Australian families and for our nation’s small businesses”.
Greens Senator Penny Wright expressed her disappointment with the repeal, saying that the Greens would continue to campaign for environmental issues.
— Shane Rattenbury (@ShaneRattenbury) July 17, 2014
Greens Leader Christine Milne said it was a “monumental blunder” that would “make life worse for all future generations”.
History will judge Tony Abbott harshly for his denial of global warming and his undermining of Australia’s effort to address it. — Christine Milne (@senatormilne) July 17, 2014
Families win and an international competitiveness boost for our farmers and businesses in Wannon as the carbon tax is abolished. — Dan Tehan (@DanTehanWannon) July 17, 2014
The carbon tax has gone! Good news for families, businesses and jobs. — Alan Tudge (@AlanTudgeMP) July 17, 2014
— emilys (@emsiow) July 17, 2014