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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

    ... the period, Reputex said. The majority of cuts would be made by Australia’s biggest-emitting companies, Reputex said, meaning the biggest polluters would also receive most of the government’s climate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530742/australia-will-manage-less-third-its-pledged-carbon-cuts-report-says
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Green group fights sand dump permit near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:21pm by Reuters in Melbourne

    ... of the damage was caused by tropical cyclones, 42 per cent by the crown-of-thorns starfish, and 10 per cent from bleaching. Water pollution from farm run-off has been blamed for spawning population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436247/green-group-fights-sand-dump-permit-near-australias-great-barrier-reef
  3. 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 ... Environment Minister Greg Hunt said. The government claims that removal of the tax would strengthen the economy of Australia, which is among the world’s worst per capita polluters due to its reliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1362001/repeal-australias-carbon-tax-moves-closer
  4. 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 ... the economy of Australia, which is among the world’s worst per capita polluters due to its reliance on coal-fired power and mining exports. The carbon tax had charged the country’s biggest polluters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355328/australia-pm-tony-abbott-moves-repeal-climate-tax
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Abbott abolishes Australia’s climate watchdog

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 05:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... and international action being taken. But Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s conservative coalition, which plans to repeal Labor’s tax on corporate pollution and is the first post-war Australian government ... information on climate change,” he said. Australia, which is among the world’s worst per capita polluters due to its reliance on coal-fired power and mining exports, has just experienced its warmest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1313071/abbott-abolishes-australias-climate-watchdog
  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 ... so it is a challenge. I think families will see a big benefit in what we are bringing forward". Australia is among the world's worst per capita polluters due to its reliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1282583/australia-switch-carbon-tax-emissions-trading-scheme
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM changes carbon tax ahead of election

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:12pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... to households as a national election looms. The fixed-price carbon tax on Australia’s worst industrial polluters, which went into effect in July last year, was supposed to remain in place until 2015. ... polluters will continue to pay for their carbon pollution, but the cost will be reduced, meaning less pressure on consumers.” The move is expected to save Australian households an average of A$380 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1283837/australian-pm-changes-carbon-tax-ahead-election
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM-elect Tony Abbott clamps down on illegal immigrants

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 04:56pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Canberra Clampdown on refugees and axing of pollution tax mark first acts of new coalition government Abbott moves to halt asylum seekers As Australia's new government ... an unpopular tax on carbon polluters. Abbott, who has softened his macho image and ran a disciplined campaign in contrast to the disarray within the Labor-led government, took victory in his stride ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1306282/australias-new-pm-tony-abbott-vows-limit-foreign-aid
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Labor party appoints 11 women to front bench

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... a very old-fashioned view of the world”. He also took aim at the conservative leader’s repeated warnings that Labor respect his “mandate” to repeal their hard-fought corporate pollution tax, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1331474/australian-labor-party-appoints-11-women-cabinet
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Abbott sworn in as Australia's prime minister, orders end to carbon tax

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 09:43am by AFP

    ... based on values not ideology." He was elected on September 7 on a pledge to quickly scrap taxes on corporate pollution and mining profits imposed under the Labor administration, as well ... this government will do Tony Abbott Top of his to-do list is axing the unpopular carbon tax, which charges the country’s biggest polluters for their emissions at a fixed price. His new government instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1312122/abbott-sworn-australias-new-prime-minister

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