The initial Twitter reaction to the repeal of the carbon tax:

* Holmes Mclovin: Irony is that it's only the conservatives that can afford the beachfront property. Enjoy scuba diving in your back yards.

* @clinteas: "It was cold in Brisbane on Saturday", therefore climate change is wrong. Quality of debate in AUS senate from govt side. No words.

* @SteveMcKrosky: Oh my God, The temperature is rising already

* Jeremy de Korte: Abbott Science war - Science Ministry &Minister - gone,CSIRO - de-funded BoM findings - discredited, Carbon Tax - repealed

* Gusface: Stop calling them Climate Deniers/Sceptics.. THEY ARE POLLUTION LOVERS

* Liberal Party director Brian Loughnane: The Carbon Tax has gone! Great news for Australian families, small businesses, jobs &household budgets.

* Education Minister Christopher Pyne: The carbon tax has been abolished. In spite of last year's election result, @AustralianLabor and @Greens fought it all the way.

* Labor opposition environment spokesman Mark Butler MP: Where Australia was once a world leader, Tony Abbott has made us the world's laughing stock.

* @ClimateQuotes: We are the forefathers (and mothers) of climate change. Our legacy will echo down the centuries.

* Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young: Climate sceptic grubs

* @DaKangaroo: Standby for Abbott to declare July 17th a new national holiday and march a parade down the streets of Sydney.

* @Mikey_Nicholson: So Tony Abbott, if my electricity bills don't go down instantly, I'll be knocking on your office door.

* @MiltonFriedmanS: If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.

* @pceebee23 so we a bunch of know nothing drongoes in our senate pushing this country backwards, #auspol thanks for nothing LNP PUP

* @rkjobling: The senate has just voted for a big hole in the budget at the same as they claim we have a #budget #emergency.

* @wollonhill: Aust Senate drops carbon price, in the face of 97% scientific consensus, and with no credible alternative. Hang your heads LNP, PUP.

* Jaylinn Dunlap: I'm sad

smh.com.au, AAP