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Abbott who promised to end a hated tax on carbon emissions, boost the nation's flagging economy and bring about political stability after years of Labor Party infighting.

It looks like the Carbon Tax was the number one issue:

In a statement before the election, ...Tony Abbott renewed his pledge that this election is about “the carbon tax”. If he wins, and the Senate won’t pass his climate change legislation, he says he’s determined to pull the ultimate political trigger and call a double dissolution election.

And today according to JoNova,

UPDATE: 10:20 Abbotts Win...

Australian Election Today (Finally!) Rudd-Gillard government to go...

The crackpots are out - this is a major alarmist defeat.

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