Australia

Oct 28, 2014

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.

The abolition of the carbon tax has damaged an innovative scheme by Kimberley Aboriginal people to earn money through fire abatement. 

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  1. Roger Clifton

    It is ecologists, not economists, who should be guiding the evolution of our inland ecologies. Two major forces for change are the incoming climate changes as well as the recovery since the removal from the field of the fire-stick hunters in the last 50 years or so.

    Now that we know the damage that any level of emissions are going to cause, any trade in rights to emit is a crime against the environment. Bush people will be ringside witnesses to the damage. Entangling them in a traffic of guilt money is wickedly cynical.

  2. Mike Smith

    Insurance companies might pay something? It’s risk abatement as well.

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