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Australia's Senate Is Mad And This Graphic Kinda Explains It

The Carbon Tax lives!... till next week.

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The Senate has just refused the Government's wish to axe the Carbon Tax. Here is kind of why.

As you can see it's a shambles...
theskewer.com.au

As you can see it's a shambles...

Mr Palmer's "demands" were reportedly not met... and the PUP's three senators joined with Motoring Enthusiast Ricky Muir, sinking the vote 37 - 35.

The committee of the whole didn't agree to the carbon tax repeal bills

Australian Senate@AuSenate

The committee of the whole didn't agree to the carbon tax repeal bills

12:22 PM - 10 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam observed the scenes in the chamber.

And was left speechless.

Australian political oracle Antony Green made the point, the Government may have been counting its chickens instead of its votes.

But now the Prime Minister has a second "trigger" to call a double dissolution. And two years ago he said this.

It could all be avoided if Clive Palmer agrees early next week to vote with the Government.

BREAKING: The Govt has agreed to new PUP amendment. Will be put to HoR next week. Carbon Tax expected to be repealed on Mon or Tues #auspol

Laura Jayes@ljayes

BREAKING: The Govt has agreed to new PUP amendment. Will be put to HoR next week. Carbon Tax expected to be repealed on Mon or Tues #auspol

12:45 PM - 10 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But until then Clive Palmer is off "on holidays" probably riding his T-Rex out of town.

The painting forms part of the 2014 Bald Archy Competition.
Catherine Horton / Via abc.net.au

The painting forms part of the 2014 Bald Archy Competition.