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Labor Senator John Faulkner, who was Environment Minister in Paul Keating's Federal Labor Government in 1995 , proposed that a carbon tax be introduced. Other senior ministers came out against the tax.

It was the run up to a Federal election and retailers warned of the increase in grocery bills and ministers felt that there would be an impact on the decisions of Australian voters.