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Climate policy goes missing in a dispiriting election campaign

The major parties have departed the scene when it comes to action on climate in this 2010 federal election. Their policies are next to worthless in the absence of an effective carbon pricing scheme. [10 August 2010 | Peter Boyer] The … Continue reading

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How Kevin Rudd threw out the baby with the bath water

The virtual abandonment of emissions trading has thrown into question the Rudd government’s commitment to climate action, yet there remains the option of adopting a simpler, more effective carbon tax scheme. [4 May 2010 | Peter Boyer] For a couple of … Continue reading

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A faint glimmer through a murky haze

Australian politics is much preoccupied with climate change these days, but so far it’s nearly all noise. A new carbon price proposal offers some faint hope. [16 February 2010 | Peter Boyer] The climate debate is getting noisy . Before, it … Continue reading

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