PM says anti WA taxes should go

Prime Minister Tony Abbott weighs in on the WA Senate election. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d416713
Prime Minister Tony Abbott weighs in on the WA Senate election. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d416713

West Australians will return to the polls on April 5 after WA’s Senate results from last year’s Federal election were recently declared void by the High Court.

About 1400 ballots went missing during a vote recount.

Launching the Liberal Party’s election campaign at the South Perth foreshore on March 11, Mr Abbott said that he believed the carbon and mining taxes were ‘anti WA taxes’.

‘It’s very important that we get rid of them,’ he said.

‘They are only there because the Labor Party and the Greens voted together, as they do, to keep them.’

Swan MHR Steve Irons said Mr Abbott’s visit was ‘exciting’ for his electorate.

‘He had a busy schedule with South Australian and Tasmanian elections coming up, so it was great that he was able to stop over in South Perth,’ he said.