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


Don’t touch that dial

Crikey readers talk AM radio and how Abbott’s climate change policy has made him a worldwide laughingstock.

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Tips and rumours

All the gossip from ye olde Crikey court … jobs going at Downer Rail … Bolt blog vetoes The Australian? …

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Chair sniffer deserves no sympathy

Crikey readers talk the death of renewable energy, Chinese investment in Australian property and chair-sniffing Troy Buswell.

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We read the Oz so you don’t have to

Crikey readers talk subsidies for mining companies and News Corp, who’s telling porkies about the carbon tax, and the rubbish that’s in the Oz.

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Not transitioning, drowning

Crikey readers talk wages growth, Fairfax deadlines and the coal companies getting government money.

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Week in review: Coalition gets a taste of its own medicine

A “kinder, gentler polity” was nowhere in sight during the first week of Parliament under the Abbott government.

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Trying hard to make Direct Action add up

Let’s be honest: the carbon tax has so far not reduced Australia’s carbon emissions at all. Could the Abbott government’s Direct Action policy be better after all?

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Carbon pricing: what business actually said

Cast your mind back to 2007, when then-prime minister John Howard and most major business leaders agreed an emissions trading scheme or a price on carbon was the only way forward. How things have changed.

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The Power 50: taking care of business

Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, is the top businessperson on Crikey’s Power 50 list. Fellow miner Twiggy Forrest also makes an appearance, and media mogul James Packer is moving up in the world (and the rankings).

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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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Government haste to axe the tax could cost the budget $2b

A new report says the federal government’s mandate to axe the carbon price would cost $2 billion in returns to polluters. It’s a poison pill the Coalition should be wary of.

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The people have spoken: axe the tax

Crikey readers have their say on the carbon tax, mandates, Syria and paid lobbyists.

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Four days in, and Labor is already at odds

That didn’t take long. Two Labor MPs want to let Tony Abbott scrap the carbon price, Stephen Conroy calls leadership reforms a joke, and those who voted Liberal get a boost of confidence.

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Welcome your new senators

Crikey readers talk mandates, the new senators and the NT intervention.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Moving briskly on from the current election, which is all-but-decided anyway, the media are wondering what will happen when an Abbott government tries to repeal the carbon tax.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Labor has skillfully painted itself as the moderate party on climate change. Plus other political views noted along the way.

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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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Politics is a dangerous game

Crikey readers reflect on the leadership spill, remember Gillard, and give thanks for Rundle

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Essential: whatever PM’s problems are, they’re not about policy

A poll has found simultaneously that the public likes most of Labor’s signature policy reforms from the last few years — but they just don’t like Labor itself.

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What if Nick Xenophon decides our carbon future?

If Nick Xenophon holds the balance of power in the Senate after the election, climate change policy will get very interesting. Here’s one possible scenario — which sees an ETS return, but in a different form.

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Climate: sweeping cuts to programs — and more to come?

The budget has axed $2.4 billion from climate programs as the government compensates for a likely big drop in revenue from the carbon price from 2015. And there might be much bigger cuts to come next year.

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PromiseWatch 2013: climate change and carbon pricing

Crikey’s PromiseWatch project shifts its gaze to climate change.

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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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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The Gold Coast mayor is attacking the $30 a year for the carbon tax, plus other political issues of the day.

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