Tony Abbott will be Australian prime minister after decisive election victory | World news | theguardian.com
Tony Abbott will be Australia’s 28th prime minister after a decisive victory became clear almost as soon as ballot counting began, with voters casting a brutal verdict on a divisive Labor era that lasted just six years.Australia's carbon tax debate: key quotes - Telegraph
Abbott has been a relentlessly negative opposition leader who won the job with a pledge not to recognise Labor’s 2007 mandate to implement its emissions trading scheme, but who now promises a conflict-weary electorate calm, stable “grown-up” government and demands the upper house recognise his electoral mandate to immediately repeal the carbon tax.
Here are some key quotes on climate change and the carbon tax:
Tony Abbott, leader of the opposition, 2009
"Climate change is absolute crap."
Tony Abbott, Feb 2011
"We will fight this tax every second of every minute of every month.
"I think there will be a people's revolt against this carbon tax."