Australia’s Senate has voted 39-32 to repeal the carbon tax that went into effect in July 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported today. Australian voters turned against climate laws in the wake of high unemployment and rising energy costs.

“The carbon tax has affected industries ranging from mining and energy to aviation, and was widely opposed by manufacturers and a majority of business representative groups including the country's main chamber of commerce,” the report said.

The carbon tax, which is currently set at $24.151 (AUD), is the cen...

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