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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has moved to increase pressure on the Labor Party over axing the carbon pricing scheme, saying it would be the "best possible Christmas present" for Australians.
Legislation to repeal the scheme is set for debate in the Senate this week but the bills are headed for defeat at the hands of the Opposition and the Greens.
Parliament has resumed today for the final sitting fortnight of the year.
In a video statement posted on YouTube, Mr Abbott has repeated his Government's assertion that abolishing the price on carbon would save householders hundreds of dollars.
"You could do a lot with $550. That's what every Australian household on average will get from the abolition of the carbon tax," he said.
"Now it's up to Bill Shorten and Labor to respect your wishes and abolish the carbon tax in the Senate.
"It would be the best possible Christmas present for the Australian people.