McCormack and Maguire react to carbon tax repeal

Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack have reacted to the carbon tax repeal.

Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack have reacted to the carbon tax repeal.

Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire let out a cheer of "hooray" at the abolishment of the carbon tax while Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said Labor was still in denial about what the public wanted.

The carbon tax repeal was successful in parliament this morning as the Senate voted against it 39 to 32.

"It's going to be a relief for Riverina residents, businesses and farmers," Mr McCormack said.

"I think households will see the benefits through the average cost of living.

"But a word of warning, re-elect Labor at the next election, or the Greens, and it will be re-implemented."

Mr McCormack expects residents will notice the difference in lower electricity, gas and grocery bills.

"Australians can feel rightly relieved today that the carbon tax is going and that we followed through with what we said we were going to do," he said.

Mr Maguire let out a cheer of "hooray" in what he counts as a win for residents.

Mr Maguire was doubtful the abolishment will materialise into savings for the government but said it was good news for the hip pockets of residents.

"The budget is in tatters but the tax is gone," he said.

"This carbon tax removal will be good news for consumers.

"It was a hated and despised tax."

Mr Maguire said if a carbon tax was to work, more countries would need to participate.

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