Responding to reports that Tony Abbott may have the support of minor parties to repeal the price on pollution and mining tax, Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said:
"When it comes to the new Senate, Tony Abbott shouldn't count his chickens before they hatch.
"It's not going to be easy as he thinks. With the Senate not even finalised, he's going to be dealing with an unsteady, unstable and unreliable mix.
"For the past three years Mr Abbott has done everything he could to shift the focus of the debate from the dangers of global warming to a phoney debate about a Prime Minister's lie and one hundred dollar lamb roasts.
"The majority of Australians want action on global warming and they will see through his Direct Action sham.
"With the whole world now focusing on the realities of a warming planet with more extreme storms, droughts, floods and fires, Tony Abbott is not going to be able to keep people's eyes diverted from what is happening in the real world.
"The Greens will be there in the Senate to stand up to his every effort to repeal the price on pollution and funding for clean renewable energy."