Uh oh: Tony Abbott, who said “Climate change is absolute crap” will become Australia’s 28th prime minister after a decisive victory


Tony Abbott will be Australian prime minister after decisive election victory | World news | theguardian.comTony 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….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.Australia’s carbon tax debate: key quotes – TelegraphHere 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.”