It is second-time lucky for Australia’s Labor government as its wins Senate approval for a massive and controversial, increase in the surtax on so-called luxury cars. The Australian Senate rejected the proposed legislation earlier this month in a 34-33 vote. The tax on cars costing more than A$57,180 ($47,892) now rises to 33%, from 25%, after five Australian Greens Party senators and two independents give the government the majority vote it needed, according to a transcript of the ...

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