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No longer business as usual

Economics & Deregulation, Governance & Service Provision and Climate Change | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 27th November, 2009

The business lobby groups wanted a carbon emissions trading scheme - and now, thanks to Malcolm Turnbull, they have one. The Business Council of...

A perfect political storm

Economics & Deregulation, Governance & Service Provision, Ideas & Liberty and Climate Change | Tim Wilson
The Age 26th November, 2009

The past 48 hours have been probably the most divisive in the history of the modern Liberal Party. But there needn't be lasting damage. Malcolm...

Little to gain, a lot to lose

Economics & Deregulation and Climate Change | Carolyn Popp
ABC Unleashed 25th November, 2009

The Federal Government's proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has already crippled parliamentary proceedings and cost taxpayers millions. And it...

Too much pain, too little to gain

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Alan Moran
The Australian 25th November, 2009

The government says its emissions trading scheme tax will bring no risk to the economy. Indeed, Kevin Rudd constantly harps about savings of 15 per...

Carbon emissions tax will choke economy

Economics & Deregulation, Governance & Service Provision, Energy and Climate Change | Alan Moran
The Herald Sun 14th November, 2009

Greenhouse issues are dominating the economic debate. Most people want to protect the environment and have been told that the tax from the...

Poor palmed off by a load of old monkeys

Trade & IP Unit | Tim Wilson
The Punch 7th November, 2009

In a choice between the life of a cute, fuzzy orang-utan and tighter food labelling regulations, who'd be surprised if the orang-utan won? It's...

Don't demonise the food industry for causing obesity

Economics & Deregulation, Food & Environment and Climate Change | Louise Staley 6th November, 2009

It is easy to blame big business for a change we don't like. So Rosemary Stanton's attempt in Crikey to blame the Australian Food and Grocery...

The media bombards us with ETS coverage. So why are we still in the dark?

Economics & Deregulation, Food & Environment and Climate Change The Spectator Australia 24th October, 2009

One of the leading journalists who writes about politics in Canberra rang me the other day and wanted to talk about some of this party room gossip...

Going green is just another rinse in government washer

Economics & Deregulation and Climate Change | Chris Berg
The Sunday Age 9th August, 2009

There's no better way to dress up your drab, colourless economic plan than calling it ''green''. The Victorian Government has been trying to create...

Haste makes waste in the carbon countdown

Deregulation Unit | Alan Moran
The Saturday Herald Sun 8th August, 2009

Countdown For Climate Change Vote is the banner on the ALP web site. It explains that only five days remain before Parliament's climate change...

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