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Australia: Carbon tax and boats top Abbott agenda

Newly elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott with his family on election night in Sydney. Picture: Getty

Newly elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott with his family on election night in Sydney. Picture: Getty

  • by ROD MCGUIRK
 

AUSTRALIA’S new government prepared to take control of the nation yesterday, with prime minister-elect Tony Abbott vowing to immediately scrap a hated tax on carbon polluters and implement a controversial plan to stop asylum seekers from reaching the nation’s shores.

 

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