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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of the Carbon Price. Crikey’s Carbon Price coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


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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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Abbott goes soft

Just as a Liberal-National coalition government prepares to scrap carbon pricing in Australia, the World Bank comes out with a comprehensive report on the world popularity of carbon pricing schemes.

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Order in the House: the who, what and why of question time

Order, order! Bond University students dust off Hansard and discover who is asking what during parliament’s question time. The number one topic might not surprise you — but why is no one asking about indigenous affairs?

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Essential: a good budget for Joe Hockey

Joe Hockey has had a good budget fortnight, today’s Essential shows, but on key policies the Coalition trails Labor.

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Why business wants the carbon price to stay

With questions hanging over the Coalition’s climate policy, it’s becoming obvious the business community wants the carbon price to stay. Here’s four reasons why …

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Australia: still officially the safest place for mining investment in the world

Despite the apocalyptic rhetoric from the mining industry and the opposition, Australia continues to be ranked as the world’s safest place for mining investment. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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Why we’ve all been talking about the wrong budget

Does Australia need a carbon budget? The UK has one, and British climate adviser David Kennedy tells Crikey it would aid efforts to reduce emissions across industry.

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Labor leadership — it’s not just about September 14

Labor’s leadership troubles aren’t just about the coming election but the subsequent election — and Kevin Rudd might have his eye much farther down the track.

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The evolution of ‘Direct Action’: soil magic to magic pudding

The Coalition’s absurd Direct Action climate policy, always grossly underfunded, will now have to provide compensation for firms after the repeal of the carbon price as well. It’s not affordable.

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