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The politics of carbon

Friday, 15 April 2011

This week marked a turning point in the debate around the proposed carbon price with the government declaring that Australians will be better off when compensation for price rises is distributed. It has changed the politics around the debate. But with a massive compensation scheme, there is little incentive for the big polluters to scale back emissions.

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Carbon trading or carbon tax?

Friday, 17 April 2009

There is a lot of debate about whether to have carbon trading or a carbon tax. Proponents of a carbon tax, including the Victorian Governor David de Kretser, say a carbon tax is more transparent.

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