Tag: carbon tax

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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The Grattan Institute has released a report that confirms that costs to reduce pollution, especially carbon pollution, are cheaper than governments anticipate. The report examined six market-based pollution reduction schemes, including the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme, the EU carbon trading scheme and the US sulphur trading scheme. In each case the outcomes diverged significantly […]

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The rising Australian dollar has had a bigger impact on our economy than an $85 per tonne carbon price. A new Access Economics report says: Exchange rate movements and the introduction of a carbon price are similar to the extent that both have comparable economic impacts and firms are able to adapt to the new […]

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