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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia will manage less than third of its pledged carbon cuts, report says

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Analysts say Australia will fail to achieve pledged carbon emission cuts by the end of the decade, casting doubt on the commitment of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Australia will achieve less than a third of the carbon emission cuts it has pledged to make by the end of the decade, analysis firm Reputex said, stoking doubts over the government’s ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott tries again to repeal carbon tax with Senate shake-up due

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by BLOOM

    ... that repealing the carbon tax, brought in by the previous Labor government, will still allow the country meet its promised 5 per cent reduction in emissions by 2020. Abbott claims the move will save the typical household A$550 (HK$4,000) a year through lower electricity prices. Australia has the highest per capita fossil fuel emissions among industrial countries. ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia offering asylum seekers up to A$10,000 to return to home country

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Nepal and Myanmar A$3,300, The Sydney Morning Herald report said. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said "return packages" were standard practice but would not reveal what the maximum payments had been. "It has been the standard practice for more than a decade for settlement packages to be offered to those who voluntarily return home," Morrison said. "The ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott a sexist, not a misogynist, says outgoing senator

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... Choices, which was released earlier this month, that Gillard faced "outrageous sexism" and that "women in public life still face an unfair double standard". Boyce, who ...

  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australian homeowners paying off mortgages at breakneck pace

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... and that's just not happening while so many are ahead on their debt." Australia is unusual by global standards because about 85 per cent of all mortgages are at variable rates and, unlike fixed ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to switch from carbon tax to emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... emitter Australia has announced that it will scrap its carbon tax in favour of an emissions trading scheme that puts a limit on pollution from 2014, a year earlier than planned. The move is set ... on coal-fired power and mining exports. It introduced a "carbon tax" last year, charging big polluters for their emissions. The government has always said it would move to an emissions trading ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Suspect in French student's beating death appears in Brisbane court

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... at the wrong times. Officials have insisted that visitors from overseas have nothing to fear as Prime Minister Tony Abbott, on a visit to Seoul on Tuesday, said Australia was by international standards ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia PM Tony Abbott moves to repeal climate tax

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... had been a referendum on the future of the tax that was imposed by the former Labor government on major polluters from last year in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. “No one should be in any ... resulting in higher utility bills and day-to-day costs. “The intention of the new government is to put power prices down by axing this toxic tax and by using other means to reduce emissions,” he ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Girl asks Australia's CSIRO scientists for dragon so they 3-D print her one

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:33pm by AFP

    ... fuel, and speculated whether its own research into alternative fuels could be a starting block for its dragon research and development programme. "Would dragon fuel be a low emissions ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Repeal of Australia’s carbon tax moves closer

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:09pm by AFP

    ... it destroys our competitiveness and, thirdly, because we gave our word Greg Hunt The tax charges the country’s biggest polluters for their emissions at a fixed price and was due to transition to an emissions trading scheme. “We will be repealing the carbon tax, firstly, because it doesn’t work, secondly, because it destroys our competitiveness and, thirdly, because we gave our word,” ...




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