Fresh WA poll throws Canberra into a spin

The mining and carbon taxes are set to be at the centre of Western Australia's new election, where up to 42 per cent are likely to change their vote.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's plan to repeal the carbon and mining taxes may become a little harder to achieve after a fresh Senate election was ordered in Western Australia.

The Australian Electoral Commission successfully petitioned the High Court for the result to be declared void after 1375 WA Senate votes were lost during a recount after the September 2013 election.


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