Tag: carbon price

Abbott laughed at Australia’s hottest year on record

This is a mix of old and new. 2013 has been the hottest year on record for Australia, and the seventh hottest year on record. According a report from the Climate Council, we experienced the hottest January on record in 2013, the hottest summer and the hottest day ever recorded in Australia (also in January). […]

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Tony Abbott’s carbon price referendum was a flop

Below I have reposted my most recent Guardian article. [hr] Just five days before polling day, then-opposition leader Tony Abbott declared at Australia’s National Press Club that the 2013 election would be a referendum on the carbon price. “More than anything,” Mr Abbott said, “this election is a referendum on the carbon tax.” The Australian […]

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It’s time to move to genuine carbon emissions trading

My latest article for The Guardian is now online and you can read it here. I have republished it below. [hr] Over the weekend, there has been widespread reporting that returned prime minister Kevin Rudd is contemplating moving the carbon price from a fixed price to floating price for emissions permits. The Age reported that […]

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Australia’s unpopular carbon tax?

Below I have published my latest article from my new¬†Guardian UK column, Southern Crossroads. You can read the article over at The Guardian. [hr] Since¬†the disappointment of Copenhagen in 2009, Australia has witnessed a concerted scare campaign against action on global warming. The scare campaign has been led by senior commentators in (Murdoch owned) News […]

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