The carbon tax has been abolished by parliament.
The Senate on Thursday voted 39-32 to scrap Labor's carbon pricing scheme after securing the support of Palmer United Party senators and other crossbenchers.
The Greens were quick to slam the Senate decision calling it a tragic day for Australia.
"This is a tragic day for Australia and the planet but the Greens will lead the campaign to make the big polluters pay for global warming," Greens Leader Christine Milne tweeted just minutes after the vote.
History will judge Tony Abbott harshly for his denial of global warming and his undermining of Australia’s effort to address it.— Christine Milne (@senatormilne) July 17, 2014
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