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dc.contributor.authorLo, Alexen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:43:45Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:43:45Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2012-09-10T23:24:12Z
dc.identifier.issn10353046en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/46757
dc.description.abstractThe Australian Government has produced a CO2-equivalent tax proposal with a difference: it is a short prelude to an emission trading scheme that will allow the increasing rate of emissions to continue, while being a net cost to the Treasury. That cost extends to allowing major emitters to make guaranteed windfall profits from pollution permits. The emission trading scheme suffers numerous problems, but the issues raised in this article show that taxes can also be watered down and made ineffectual through concessions. Taxpayers will get no assets from the billions of dollars to be spent buying-off the coal generators or other polluters. The scheme seeks to stimulate private investors to create an additional 12 per cent in renewable electricity generation by 2020. A really serious emissions reducing alternative would need to create a nationalised electricity sector with 100 per cent renewable energy within a decade. We explore the limitations of Australia's carbon tax plan which has now passed into law.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of New South Walesen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/research/publications/economiclabourrelationsreview/pages/default.aspxen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom67en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto86en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Economic and Labour Relations Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironment and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140205en_US
dc.titleAustralia’s Carbon Tax: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 UNSW. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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