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http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...under-her-govtDeputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan last week said if Labor won the August 21 poll, there would not be a carbon tax during its next three years in power.
Ms Gillard seemed to go a step further on Monday.
"There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead," she told Network Ten
Wayne Swan's remarks during the election campaign,
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s2981491.htmKERRY O'BRIEN: Very briefly, address Joe Hockey's question about a carbon tax. You would say an ETS.
Is there any likelihood of a second Gillard Government introducing an Emissions Trading Scheme within your next term?
WAYNE SWAN: Kerry, We've made our position absolutely clear. I know they're running a scare campaign that a carbon tax is coming because I saw their ads in North Queensland when I was there last night.
The Prime Minister has made it very clear that we are going to go out and achieve community consensus, which was fractured by Mr Hockey and the Liberals when they voted down the ETS. That is where the ETS is, it's voted down, it's voted down. We have to go back to the community and proceed how we go from here, thanks to Mr Hockey.
KERRY O'BRIEN: Okay. Now, brief response Mr Hockey.
JOE HOCKEY: What was that? Was that yes or no? That was just... The fundamental question is, are you going to rule out a carbon tax in the next term of the Government - yes or no?
WAYNE SWAN: We have made our position very clear. We have ruled it out.
We have to go back to the community and work out a way in which we can put a cap on carbon pollution.
KERRY O'BRIEN: Okay...