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Fielding complicit in Labor's Senate shame

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- MEDIA RELEASE - SENATOR THE HON. ERIC ABETZ Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Shadow Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations

Liberal Senator for Tasmania


22nd June 2011

Fielding Complicit in Labor’s Senate Shame

“This morning I sought to allow the Coalition’s bill for a plebiscite on Labor’s Carbon

Tax to be brought on in the Senate for debate.”

“Shamefully Labor, the Greens and Senator Fielding voted to stop their fellow

Australians from casting a judgement on the Carbon Tax.” Senator Abetz said today.

“What is the Green - Labor - Fielding axis?”

“The answer to this question is clear. Labor knows the overwhelming majority of

Australians are opposed to their job destroying Carbon Tax but still they refuse to

face reality and will do anything to stop the Australian people from having their say.”

“By refusing the Bill’s passage today Labor, the Greens and Senator Fielding have

denied Australians their democratic voice.”

“Senator Fielding has sold out his principles, his Party and the Australian people.”

“His complicity in Julia Gillard’s lie has even been condemned by the Chairman of

his own Party.”

“Senator Fielding has a lot of explaining to do.” Senator Abetz said.

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