2011 Oct. 11: Australia: War goes on despite passage of carbon bills

2011 Oct. 11: Australia: War goes on despite passage of carbon bills
ABC Online
Mr Abbott says the passage of the carbon tax bills will prove to be “a black day for democracy” and reminded Ms Gillard of her pre-election pledge. “They celebrated their betrayal with a kiss,” Mr Abbott said. “This will be remembered as the day the
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Excerpt: (Australia “Greens” passes carbon tax laws to control pollution, and Mr. Abbott objects)
Earlier, Mr Abbott “pledged in blood” to repeal the carbon tax laws if he forms government, despite the certainty of any such move being blocked in the Greens-controlled Senate.
Business lobby groups have also vowed to keep fighting the carbon tax, saying the legislation will create more uncertainty and hit profits.
The bills will now go to the Senate next month where they will pass with the support of the Greens.
The legislation will come into force on July 1 next year.

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