Skip to comments.Tony Abbott Instructs Officials To Prepare To Scrap Carbon Tax in Aussie victory
Posted on 09/10/2013 4:24:25 PM PDT by Signalman
PRIME Minister-elect Tony Abbott has personally instructed his new departmental secretary to make preparations to axe the carbon tax and activate Operation Sovereign Borders to stop asylum boats.
Mr Abbott got down to business this morning after his landslide election victory, with a briefing with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary Ian Watt.
Meetings were scheduled with Treasury secretary Martin Parkinson and Finance Department head David Tune, while Mr Abbott was also due to hold talks with senior Coalition colleagues later in the day.
He told Dr Watt to prepare the ground for the Coalition to implement its agenda swiftly, and he was confident the publics reasonable expectations could be met.
Obviously, a very early item of business is scrapping the carbon tax, he told Dr Watt at the commencement of their meeting.
Theres border security, theres economic security and the people expect, quite rightly, that the incoming government will build a strong and prosperous economy for a safe and secure Australia.
I deeply respect the professionalism in the Australian Public Service. You are experts at policy implementation and Im confident that we will be able to successfully implement our agenda because thats what people expect of us.
As Labor enters a period of deep introspection over its future, Mr Abbott has also begun to field calls from world leaders, receiving a congratulatory call from UK Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this morning.
Voters last night delivered an emphatic verdict on six turbulent years of Labor rule, sending the party packing on the back of strong results in NSW, Tasmania and Victoria.
Mr Abbott has a packed agenda for his first 100 days in office. On the top of his agenda is rescinding the carbon tax.
But senior Labor figures have warned they are unlikely to recognise his claimed mandate to axe the measure, and are likely to frustrate the measure if the Senate numbers allow it.
Coalition finance spokesman Andrew Robb said the economy was in for a confidence jolt, declaring an Abbott government would reboot the mining boom and massively boost jobs.
Well pay you 6 times more if you'll run for President of the USA, Tony.
>> PRIME Minister-elect Tony Abbott has personally instructed his new departmental secretary to make preparations to axe the carbon tax and activate Operation Sovereign Borders to stop asylum boats.
Dayum! You lucky Aussie dawgs!
Any more like him at home?
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