July 17, 2014 / 1:18 AM / 6 years ago

Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

SYDNEY, July 17 (Reuters) - The Australian Senate voted on Thursday to scrap the country’s carbon tax and plans for emissions trading, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott that leaves uncertainty about how Australia will meet its carbon reduction goals. (Reporting by Matt Siegel; Editing by Paul Tait)

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