Can Hunt sell the Senate a half-baked Direct Action?

Can Hunt sell the Senate a half-baked Direct Action?

In the wake of the Carbon Pricing Mechanism’s repeal, the government is tasked with a short-term challenge. Having reaffirmed its commitment to achieving Australia’s current Kyoto Protocol target (unconditionally reducing our 2020 emissions by 5 per cent compared with 2000 levels) the government, somewhat awkwardly, does not have an active policy mechanism to achieve this.

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Unravelling the carbon price

Unravelling the carbon price

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few  years of political climate change debate, it’s that carbon pricing isn’t simple.  In fact, some of it is diabolically complicated. We still find that there is a  lot of misunderstanding surrounding the scheme. What does it really mean for  affected parties including liable entities, carbon service providers and carbon  market players?

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