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Why the Carbon Tax? Peter Lang

Dear Members of Parliament and Senators Why is the government insistent on implementing a CO2 price, given that it will not make any difference to the climate, or to sea levels, and most certainly will not “lead the world by example” (as has been so clearly demonstrated at the Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban conferences)? If […]

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Queensland to Dump ‘Green’ Schemes

NEW Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, orders ex-Queensland Premier’s husband, Greg Withers, to kill green schemes. That’s according to an article in today’s The Australian: “The showpiece of the Gillard government’s $1.5 billion Solar Flagships Program is now in jeopardy, after Mr Newman yesterday pulled the plug on $75 million in state funding pledged for the […]

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Labor Annihilation in Queensland Will Not be Repeated Federally, Because

I live in Queensland, a very large, resource rich northern state. For too many years we’ve had Labor governments that have run with very populist themes and policies. And we’ve had Chief Scientists that have actively ignored evidence to implement Labor politics. [1] Tonight Queensland Labor was annihilated at the ballot box and will likely […]

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Australia to Become Involved in ‘Subprime’ Carbon Market?

EARLIER this week the Australian Senate passed the Clean Energy Bill and the associated 18 other Bills that set out the carbon pricing mechanism due to come into effect from July 1, 2012. The so-called big polluters will need to reduce or offset their emissions from that date. One potential mechanism for offsetting emissions is […]

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Carbon Tax Almost Australian Law

“THE Greens will support the Gillard government’s $300 million steel transformation plan in both houses of parliament, ensuring Labor’s entire carbon tax plan will be passed into law. “The party’s support will be conditional on an amendment requiring the government to pay regard to green jobs in allocating steel restructuring funds. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/carbon-plan/coalition-in-bid-to-delay-carbon-tax-bills-as-labor-offers-extra-time-for-debate/story-fn99tjf2-1226163940257 And while the […]

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Carbon Tax Legislation: Viv Forbes’ Submission

THE nineteen bills on “Australia’s Clean Energy Future Legislation” are listed here: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jscacefl/bills.htm Written submissions can be emailed to the Joint Select Committee at: jscacefl@aph.gov.au The government’s advice on preparing submissions is here: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/documnts/howsub.htm You have just a few days to do something… submissions close on September 22.  Why the rush? (more…)

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Gillard’s $4 Million Propaganda: Send It Back!

Dear Jennifer, As you are probably aware, Julia Gillard announced recently that she wants to spend four million dollars of our hard-earned tax dollars to mail a pro-tax propaganda campaign to every Australian household. And this is on top of the twelve million dollars in TV Advertising already announced. And this is just the start! […]

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Details of Carbon Tax Package

“A NEW carbon cop will be given sweeping powers to enter company premises, compel individuals to give self-incriminating evidence and copy sensitive records under a carbon tax package that will force about 60,000 businesses to pay 6c a litre extra for fuel. “The tough new powers of the Clean Energy Regulator were included in the […]

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Much Revealed in Government’s New Carbon Tax TV Advertisements: Thomas Barlow

ADVERTISING campaigns are not often celebrated for their honesty. But the Gillard government’s media campaign to “illustrate a vision for Australia’s clean energy future” has a refreshing candour. The advertisements parade various beneficiaries of the government’s energy policies. With surprising authenticity, most of these ventures are small, parochial and inconsequential… writes Thomas Barlow in The […]

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