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Greens leader Christine Milne said yesterday that she does not think Prime Minister Tony Abbott will take the risk of calling a double-dissolution election so he can scrap the carbon tax earlier than next July.

Labor yesterday said it would support the repeal legislation if the Coalition accepted amendments that would see the introduction of an emissions-trading scheme.

But, the Liberal Government has a strongly spoken policy of replacing the carbon tax with a direct-action policy so there is no sign the it will agree to Labor’s proposal.

“I don’t think [Tony Abbott] would have the courage to go to a double-dissolution. There are plenty of governments who’ve had the trigger and not gone to a double-dissolution and I think Tony Abbott would not have the courage to do it frankly,” she said.

This leaves us in the position of being unable to repeal this obstacle that Tony Abbott tabled as his first item of business.  And this is the item that so much of the Liberal polices have been built on.

Ms Milne says the Greens will not support the Government’s repeal legislation.

Should Abbott call a double dissolution election so he can get on with dissolving the Carbon Tax and reducing the costs impacting business and everyday people?  Do you think Christine Milne is right? 

Have your say… How passionately do you feel about the dissolution of the carbon tax? 


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  1. Getting rid of the carbon tax without replacing it with an emissions trading scheme is wrong. I believe we must make a contribution to slowing climate change because we have accelerated it. Factory farming, over fishing the oceans, all the pollutants we put in out atmosphere every single day are all accelerating climate change.

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    • I agree Audrey. We have to do something. I don’t believe for one minute that if the Carbon Tax was repealed that electricity prices would be reduced.

    • I Agree .. Carbon Tax has just become a weapon wielded by Abbot .. with which to scare the general public .. when in actual fact it was about reducing pollution and generally making the world a healthier place for all. I’m weary of all the rhetoric .. lets have another election .. a silent one .. computer generated , not paper counting election with no campaigning and fear mongering .. and see what the outcome is!

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