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Australia: Labor rejects carbon tax backdown claim by Coalition

Posted on 26 February 2014

Labor has denied claims by the Abbott government it is ”crab-walking away” from the carbon price by accepting Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s plan to cancel three auctions of carbon credits. The Labor caucus voted unanimously on Tuesday not to join the Greens to block the auction cancellations in the Senate, a move Mr Hunt said showed ”the ALP has started to crumble in their support for the carbon tax”.
”This is simply not true,” said Mark Butler, Labor’s climate change spokesman. ”Labor remains entirely committed to repealing the carbon tax if an [an emissions trading scheme] is put in its place.”……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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