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Australia, SA mull carbon tax fallout

Southern hemisphere mining giants Australia and SA have much in common, including a major debate raging about the fallout that can be expected if the governments of both countries press ahead with plans to introduce comprehensive taxes on carbon emissions.

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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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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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Singapore: Carbon tax scheme a matter of when

For most governments, going green is clearly a matter of political correctness. But the route to achieving a cleaner, carbon-reduced environment is no easy one.

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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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US investment guru backs carbon tax

Julia Gillard has been given a much needed business endorsement for the government’s carbon tax proposal, with the US investment guru Jeremy Grantham declaring it a ”magnificent idea”.

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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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Next – Carbon Health Warnings

Were told we need a carbon tax to combat dangerous carbon pollution.
The public surely needs health warnings on products contaminated by this dangerous chemical?

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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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Orica breaks ranks on carbon tax

ORICA Ltd chief executive Graeme Liebelt says the company could do more to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the introduction of a carbon tax would “probably” encourage it to make changes.

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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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Independent carbon bank needed to oversee ETS

AN INDEPENDENT carbon bank, similar to the Reserve Bank, should be set up to oversee a carbon price and investment in clean technology, the peak renewable energy lobby says.

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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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Carbon Fee and Dividend: to Spur Job Creation, Industrial Boom

The conventional wisdom on carbon emissions is that we must emit ever more carbon dioxide, if we are to continue to be prosperous. This is a blatant falsehood rooted in 18th-century thinking about the nature of energy. The conventional wisdom on action to reduce carbon emissions is that it must be expensive, harmful to the economy, and result in less productive power generation. This is a blatant falsehood based on the outmoded idea that combustion is the most favorable way to harvest energy.

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Why Juila Gillard is right to introduce a carbon tax

DID you know Barack Obama was an American?

If you answered

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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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