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Forest group urges carbon farming changes

The Australian Forest Products Association wants changes to the proposed Carbon Farming Initiative to increase the participation of commercial timber plantations.

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Harvey joins anti-carbon tax brigade

AUSTRALIAN retail mogul Gerry Harvey has waded into the carbon tax debate, slamming the proposed policy as a direct threat to the competitiveness of local industry while questioning the longevity of household compensation that would be vital in propping up family budgets and consumer spending.

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The Price of Carbon: Just $2.45 Per Week

A new report by the Climate Institute on the cost of a carbon price has revealed that the impact for an average family will be just $2.45, an increase of $127.40 a year based on a price of $25 per tonne.

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Super funds fail to act on carbon disclosure

Many superannuation funds may not be putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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Waldron opposes carbon tax

NATIONALS Member for Wagin Terry Waldron has confirmed his opposition to a carbon tax.

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Coal industry demands carbon tax rethink

THE coal industry wants the Gillard government to go back to the drawing board on the proposed carbon tax.

It wants the Gillard government to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan to ensure mines aren’t closed as a result of the proposed carbon tax.

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Industry union chief Martin O’Malley wants big carbon polluters jailed

THE head of a South Australian union representing workers in carbon intensive industries, says major polluters should be taxed and jailed.

Martin O’Malley, state secretary of of the SA branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, made the statement addressing a pro-carbon tax rally in Adelaide last month, reported AdelaideNow.

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Carbon policy faces growing opposition

Julia Gillard’s proposal to introduce a carbon tax in July 2012, in order to curb emmisions and fight global warming, is coming under growing pressure from retailers and labour unions who fear it will push up food prices and reduce the country’s export competiveness.

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Groceries to rise 5 per cent under carbon tax, says lobby group

BREAD, tissues and sugar are among the common grocery items expected to face the biggest price pressures under a carbon tax, the grocery industry’s lobby group has warned.

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Food manufacturers appeal to PM over carbon tax

A contingent of food and grocery manufacturers have appealed to Prime Minister Julia Gillard to ensure the Governments carbon tax does not hinder an already struggling sector.

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PM Gillard promises jobs boost under ETS

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised the carbon price will create more jobs, as industry leaders and unions stepped up concerns mining and manufacturing positions will be lost.

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United in fear over carbon tax slug

In a letter to the Prime Minister, an unprecedented coalition of 39 diverse companies said effective action to tackle climate change required comprehensive and sustained “global effort”.

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Swan, Combet try to cool carbon debate

WAYNE Swan and Greg Combet worked today to take the carbon pricing debate off the boil, urging critics of the government’s plans to hold their fire until the final design is revealed.

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Carbon still fires up industry

Last weekend senior members of the Canberra press gallery found themselves on a helicopter tour over the West Australian coast. Not a politician was in sight, just the nation’s vast bounty of offshore gas. Later, in Perth, they had a briefing from Don Voelte, head of gas and petroleum giant Woodside.

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AMWU shares carbon tax job concerns

Another big union has backed concerns about protecting jobs under the federal government’s proposed carbon tax but stressed its support for climate action.

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AWU – Steel must be exempt from carbon tax

MARK COLVIN: One of Australia’s biggest trade unions has sent a clear warning to the Federal Government about its proposed carbon tax.

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Australian trade unions wary of carbon tax plans

CANBERRA, April 15 (Reuters) – Australia’s powerful union movement threatened on Friday to withdraw support for a planned carbon tax unless the government ensured that no jobs would be lost under the scheme.

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Gillard ignores carbon doubt

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has played down Tony Windsor’s claim that her government doesn’t have the numbers to pass its carbon tax.

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Exempt us from carbon tax for 50 years: Tollner

The Territory should be given a 50 year exemption from the proposed carbon emissions tax, a Territory politician says.

Country Liberals backbencher David Tollner said the Territory Government needed to start lobbying Canberra for the exemption

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Carbon tax may never happen, says key independent Tony Windsor

ONE of the independents Julia Gillard will rely on to get her carbon tax across the line has warned it may never become a reality.

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Australian carbon tax will benefit millions: minister

The Australian Government is promising millions of people will be better off under its carbon tax plan.

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Billions pledged in carbon compo

THE federal government will fight back today against the scare campaign over a carbon price by promising that compensation payments will be permanent and that millions of low-income households will actually be better off.

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Carbon price to fund tax cuts

Tax cuts, pension increases and bigger welfare payments will be used to compensate households for a higher cost of living under the Gillard Government’s carbon tax.

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Families ‘better off’ with carbon tax plan

THE Federal Government has promised that millions of low and middle income families will be better off financially under its plans for a carbon tax.

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Victorian farmers vow to fight carbon tax

Victorias main farmers group has come out against the Federal Governments proposed carbon tax, saying farmers would be worse off under the scheme.

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