Australia Heroically Votes to Achieve Nothing
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  • Swearjar

    G’day Professor – totally agree with the thrust of your article. Apparently the Government here (Labor, not Liberal – the Libs are the conservative Opposition here) received advice from Treasury that a binding international carbon treaty would be in place by 2020. Not sure anyone seriously believes it, but this underpins the farce that it the new carbon tax law.

  • Keith McLennan

    “the Australian Liberal government”. Actually, Australia has a minority Labor government, with support from Greens and independents. The Liberal Party is the major party in the Opposition, currently polling far ahead of the Government on every issue. And the Liberal leader, Tony Abbott, has given a “pledge in blood” to repeal the tax when elected. He also warned companies there would be no compensation for the junking of any carbon permits that they might buy under the scheme.

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