Tag Archives: Australian Industry Group

Australia’s slide into climate policy obscurity

The unhappy coincidence of the Warsaw climate meeting and Tony Abbott’s drive to repeal Australia’s carbon price [12 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] Today, at long last, we’re to get a look at Australia’s new order. As federal parliament begins its final sitting … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, bureaucracy, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, carbon pricing scheme, carbon tax, climate politics, contrarians, economic activity, emissions trading, international politics, leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why business shouldn’t put all its eggs in the anti-tax basket

The current hysteria being whipped up against a carbon tax is not a good basis for business to come out against it. [21 June 2011 | Peter Boyer] The daily news is telling us that the proposed tax on carbon … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, business interests, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, carbon tax, climate politics, leadership, Productivity Commission, public opinion, social and personal issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why business shouldn’t put all its eggs in the anti-tax basket

Combet, the Greens and that carbon price

Getting the settings in place to curb our relentlessly rising carbon emissions is the public policy challenge of our age. At year’s end there’s some hope that we might be making progress. [28 December 2010 | Peter Boyer] It’s always … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, bureaucracy, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, community action, economic activity, emissions trading, energy, energy conservation, energy efficiency, growth, international politics, leadership, local government, public opinion, social and personal issues, Tasmanian politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Combet, the Greens and that carbon price