THE Australian Senate just passed the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill with a 39-32 vote effectively axing Australia’s carbon tax. Labor and the Greens voted against. South Australian senator Nick Xenophon was absent.
Greens leader Senator Milne warned the new senators who supported the repeal that it will will be their political legacy. These new senators are Bob Day, David Leyonhjelm, Ricky Muir, Jackie Lambie, Glenn Lazarus and Dio Wang.