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This means the coalition is almost certain to vote down the government's carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS), also known as the ETS, when it is re-introduced into parliament next year in a third attempt to pass it into law. "We won't have an ETS as part of our policy going to the next election, and we won't be having a tax as part of our policy going to the next election," Mr Abbott said. "There's no doubt we've changed our policy on this. "We have changed our policy on this, and we've changed our policy in response to what I think is a growing demand from the Australian people to see a contest in this area." The government is worried Mr Abbott, who quoted experts when labelling emissions trading schemes "rubbish policy" and scams, could undo all its good work towards building a bipartisan position.
Man has responsibility, not power. - Tuscarora