A prime minister went to an election promising no carbon tax and is now imposing one. The Guardian has a report on this Australian charade, reproduced in part here with a few amendments and unauthorised additions:
The Australian government has
After a bruising political battle to
The government predicts that by 2029 the plan will lead to a reduction in emissions equivalent to taking 45 million cars off the road. The government will fix the tax for three years, before moving to a market-set price in 2015.
"It's time to get on with this; we are going to get this done", said Gillard. "If we're going to commit suicide, 'tis better it's done quickly".