The Senate has voted to abolish once of Australia's most controversial tax policies after Prime Minister Tony Abbot secured the support of the Palmer United Party.

Australia’s long-fraught mining tax is set to be scuppered after the Coalition government struck a surprise deal with the Palmer United Party (PUP) to delay the cancellation of a trio of programs in exchange for its support in the Senate. In order to secure PUP’s assistance in overturning the mining tax, the Coalition agreed to…