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Australia adds opt-in rule for polluters in CO2 scheme

 carbon price,” he added, such as carbon credits from long-term tree plantations. That could benefit carbon offset firms such as Carbon Conscious (CCF.AX) and CO2 Group, (COZ.AX), the country’s main developer of tree plantations for carbon offsets

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Carbon offsets scheme “great” for the Monaro

THE Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), a carbon offsets scheme that will financially reward farmers and landholders for reducing Australia’s carbon pollution, has passed the Senate this week. Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly, said the CFI was an 

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Carbon tax missing in action from budget

WHEN it comes to climate change the big talking point in the federal budget is what won’t be included rather than what will be unveiled on Tuesday night.

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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott visits Vili’s to highlight carbon tax costs

THE Federal Government’s planned carbon tax will damage the profitability of Australian businesses and jeopardise jobs, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said in Adelaide.

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Garnaut to outline carbon tax revenue

Federal government climate adviser Ross Garnaut will release additional papers at the end of the month detailing how much money is expected to be raised by Labor’s carbon tax and how it should be spent.

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Carbon tax nonsense

Growing up in Brisbane thirty years ago I attended People for Nuclear Disarmament rallies and was part of the protest when Joh Bjelke-Petersen was awarded an honorary doctorate. This Saturday I will be returning to Brisbane to be a part of the No Carbon Tax Rally.

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Carbon tax could end businesses

THE proposed carbon tax could be the death knell for small businesses, Noosa Chamber of Commerce president Carl Beck says.

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Territory wants carbon tax exemption

State Parliament has passed a motion calling on the Federal Government to exempt the Northern Territory from the looming carbon tax.

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Australia aims for carbon tax details by July

CANBERRA May 4 (Reuters) – Australia will announce details of its new carbon tax by July, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Wednesday, as a new poll shows overwhelming public opposition to the plan which is a central policy of the minority government.

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Food industry excluded from PMs carbon tax dinner

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has expressed it’s disappointing that Australias largest manufacturing sector was left off the guest list for Julia Gillards carbon tax industry dinner party.

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Bligh understands carbon tax anxiety

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says she understands why Australians are wary about a carbon tax in the absence of details about how it will work.

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More oppose carbon tax than support it

There is far more opposition to Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax than there is support for it, an opinion poll has found.

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Koalas, too, would benefit from carbon tax

TOUGH measures including a carbon tax are needed to save the koala from vanishing in its own habitat, warns local environmentalist Janine Duffy.

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Carbon tax to clean out workers wallets

Australias opposition Leader Tony Abbott said that labor’s carbon tax will not clean up the environment but it will clean out workers’ wallets.

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Wayne Swan rules out tying carbon tax to dollar, as the currency passes 110 US cents

TREASURER Wayne Swan has ruled out linking the proposed carbon tax to the level of the booming Australian dollar.

And he says high commodity prices and a fluctuating dollar have hit the resources sector much harder than a carbon tax is likely to.

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Carbon price less damaging than dollar rise

PETER CAVE: The Treasurer Wayne Swan says the budget he will deliver next week will provide half a million new jobs by the middle of 2013, cutting the unemployment rate to 4.5 per cent.

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Carbon tax effect on key industries negligible says Treasurer

WAYNE Swan says new Treasury data shows the impact of a carbon tax on emissions-intensive industries would be negligible compared with the pressure caused by the fluctuating Australian dollar.

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Federal government steps up carbon tax defence

Treasurer Wayne Swan has produced a new Treasury analysis as Opposition Leader Tony Abbott aligned himself with an Australian Workers Union campaign against pricing carbon.

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Why Juila Gillard is right to introduce a carbon tax

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Don’t go alone on carbon tax: Rio Tinto

MINING giant Rio Tinto has added its weight to calls for Julia Gillard to reassure big polluting industries that her carbon tax plans will not damage Australia’s international competitiveness, warning it is unwise to act before China and the US.

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‘B team’ left holding the carbon tax

Given Labor’s inability to sell the success story its macroeconomic management during the GFC, it’s hardly surprising that it’s making a dogs breakfast of the carbon tax.

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Unions recognise need to price carbon, Swan says

Treasurer Wayne Swan says unions understand the need to price carbon and that it will create jobs in new industries.

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Abbott visits SA steel factory, attacks carbon tax

TONY EASTLEY: While the Prime Minister has been overseas the Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has been touring the country, prosecuting his case against the Government’s proposed mining and carbon taxes.

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Climate Institute supports Carbon Farming Initiative

A Federal Government report says the Carbon Farming Initiative will cut more than 10 per cent of carbon emissions from land-use by 2020.

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Carbon pooling advantage for farmers

POOLING of carbon and biomass will allow farmers to take advantage of opportunities in the billion dollar carbon market resulting from the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

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