Tag Archives: Ken Henry

Government shuns expert help on climate

The government’s alternative to the Climate Change Authority looks decidedly shonky. [8 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] No-one’s going to be telling Tony Abbott or his environment minister, Greg Hunt, how to do climate policy. That’s why they’re trying to get … Continue reading

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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

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A tale of two Treasury top dogs

An economic plan that discounts environmental factors is worthless. This is the message coming from Australian Treasury chief Ken Henry, but it’s not getting through closer to home. [13 July 2010 | Peter Boyer] “Development which does not respect conservation is … Continue reading

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