Today Senator Fielding tipped the balance in the senate towards common sense and proper economic management. Here's a disgustingly biased SMH article for you Article The defeat of this tax: - Improves business in the Australia auto industry which employs hundreds of thousands of people across Australia, and is worth billions. - Makes newer, safer cars more available to Australians. - Avoids rising costs for farmers, tourism operators, and government departments. - Most importantly: has prevented the government from illegally taxing an industry. From the article: This is a bare arsed lie. Wayne Swan is a whore. The notion that the government LOST money over this is also a lie, as the number of sales of vehicles that would otherwise have had this additional tax applied to them have already dropped by more than the increase was. Anyway, this resurrects a microscopic shred of hope in my heart, that we aren't under the thumb of maliciously incompetent f*ckwits.