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Abbott tells Opposition to "get out of the way" on taxes

THE carbon and mining taxes are again set to dominate political debate in Canberra this week, with bills for the repeal of the taxes still sitting before the Senate.

While Labor leader Bill Shorten has reopened internal debate about the party's position on carbon pricing, the party, along with The Greens remains opposed to the current repeals.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott again on the weekend called for the Opposition to "get out of the way" of the repeals, describing the twin taxes "anti-West Australia, amid the state's Senate by-election on the weekend.

But despite the calls, the Senate is likely to be dominated by further debate on the government's promised reforms, with Labor not yet signalling it would walk away from opposing the repeal.

Topics:  carbon tax mining tax tax reform tony abbott


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