Feb 24, 2011

Gillard, Greens unveil fixed carbon price

The Greens' proposal to adopt an initial fixed carbon price from July 1, 2012 has been adopted by the government -- but not necessarily by the cross-benches.

Bernard Keane ā€” Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

The government and the Greens today unveiled the first concrete result from the cross-party “Climate Change Committee” process established following the 2010 election, a commitment to start carbon pricing via a fixed carbon price.

The agreement announced this morning proposes a process involving:

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114 thoughts on “Gillard, Greens unveil fixed carbon price

  1. Peter Phelps

    LOL. Gillard must really hate Keneally.

  2. Dr Strangelove

    Applies to transport sector as well. Interesting – can already hear Abbott’s Army squealing about petrol prices now. zzz.

    A momentous day. Hooray!

  3. Astro

    Here we go again another Labor tax that will make Australia uncompetitive on global markets

  4. Jim Reiher

    Something very positive out of the minority government! If this does actually get through, then it will be a good encouragment that such a form of government can actually get things done. And things that just would not have been done if Labor or Liberal alone were ruling.

  5. S

    What happens if there is a big bushfire? Does carbon emission become more expensive?

  6. Roger Clifton

    It also needs a leakage clause: that imports pay carbon tax and exports get a rebate.

  7. paddy

    Let’s just hope, that in years to come, this morning’s press conference proves to be as important as it felt while watching it. The fact that the govt has finally *begun* to grasp the nettle of CC, is a bloody good start. Meanwhile, it will ensure a lively question time in parliament today. šŸ™‚

  8. Astro

    Bob Brown is PM of Australia, and Gillard knows it.

  9. Jim Reiher

    Astro: there are some of us who actually wish it were true!

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