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Aboriginal fire scheme a carbon tax repeal victim

An indigenous controlled burn land management program is one of the latest casualties of the repeal of the carbon tax, writes freelance journalist Karen Coombs.

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Essential: Abbott’s MH17 performance lifts Coalition

Tony Abbott’s handling of the MH17 disaster has won the approval of all voting groups and sent the Coalition’s vote to its highest point in months, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Invented budget ‘crisis’ hides incoherence and inconsistency

The “budget crisis” created by the Senate is an invention: the government has walked away from billions in additional revenue itself.

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Carbon repeal: condemning our children for cheap political points

The repeal of a functioning, low-impact carbon price is an economic attack on future generations, and they will damn us for it.

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Palmer out-Abbotts Abbott to complicate carbon price repeal

Clive Palmer’s profound inconsistency resembles Tony Abbott’s opposition tactics — and it’s making life miserable for the government.

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Age of entitlement lingers in one industry

The Australian aluminium smelting industry is dying, and the reasons have nothing to do with the Renewable Energy Target.

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Essential: voters sour further on Direct Action, Turnbull top of the pollies

Voters prefer an emissions trading scheme or carbon price over doing nothing on climate change - but only narrowly - while Malcolm Turnbull rates highest along the government’s ministers.

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The politics: Palmer delivers a big win for climate denialists

Ignore the theatrics: Clive Palmer has handed the government a big win in its efforts to dump effective climate action.

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Who shares the burden in Hockey’s morality play?

Joe Hockey says the burden of repairing the budget will be shared by everyone. His government’s decisions suggest that’s not the case.

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Parkinson leaves the rich out of talk of fiscal sustainability

A debate about the sustainability of our tax system should start with fixing existing taxes before we increase them or create new ones, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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The tough life of Australian companies under the carbon price

Australian companies are doing very nicely, thank you, despite the apparent burden of a carbon price. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer find that the alarmism surrounding the carbon tax is rubbish.

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As AGL digs into coal, has renewable energy lost a friend?

Now that AGL proposes to further increase its leverage to fossil fuels and become the largest coal-fired generator in the country, exactly how supportive of renewable energy will it be?

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Plan B? How a green tariff could save the carbon price

Here’s a way to save the carbon price; levy a green tariff at the border, so Australian industry doesn’t suffer. Critics say that would breach international trade law, but hold on — Crikey has found that’s not necessarily the case.

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Essential: voters like Abbott (not on entitlements) and do you fileshare?

Tony Abbott continues to improve in voters’ estimation, and partisanship dominates our views on climate change policy.

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Climate policy: when adults squib it, youth should take direct action

In the absence of action on climate change from our political class, young people are entitled to wonder whether ‘direct action’ of their own can end the rip-off being perpetrated on them and on future generations.

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Government sets its carbon tax D-day — but how will it deliver?

Environment Minister Greg Hunt vows nobody will pay for the carbon tax on July 1 next year. But there’s enormous complexity in repealing the legislation for business.

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Call the carbon cops — Coalition cut will clobber companies

The government’s bill to repeal the carbon price, unveiled on Tuesday, does exactly what the Coalition attacked Labor for when it was in opposition … only worse.

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Green purge: the climate bodies on Abbott’s chopping block

Abolished, on the chopping block, on probation. Here’s a guide to the climate change bodies and schemes which are in Abbott’s sights; but watch out Tony, some of these will be hard to get rid of.

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Sound and fury signifying not much as both sides embrace unity tickets

Despite the rhetoric of the election campaign, Labor and the Coalition are on the same page on nearly all of the issues that voters regard as important.

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Rudd’s public servant axe: can he find 800 more heads?

Kevin Rudd has started shedding public service jobs to pay for policies. But governance expert Stephen Bartos asks: could the public service be trusted to govern itself?

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The weight of expectations start to tell on Abbott

Tony Abbott is feeling the pressure of his colleagues’ expectations, and Kevin Rudd is reaping the rewards. Is this a reversal of the Rudd-Abbott match in 2010?

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Carbonised: Rudd terminates the tax that never was

Kevin Rudd has declared he has ‘terminated the carbon tax’ by moving to an ETS a year early, with a $3.8 billion price tag. Here’s how he’ll pay for his promise.

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Invisible credibility: Abbott’s contempt for economics exposed

Tony Abbott’s comments about an ETS reflect his antipathy to economics and distrust of markets, say Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Ask the economists: the impact of a floating emissions trading scheme

What impact will shifting the fixed carbon price to a floating price have on the Australian economy? Not a whole lot, economists tell Crikey.

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Five reasons why Rudd’s ETS move should make us wince

Scrapping the carbon tax might push household costs higher rather than lower. That and other problems await the Labor Party as it seeks to wedge Tony Abbott with emissions trading.

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