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Climate Tax Debate Heats Up

As the debate over the government’s proposed price on carbon heats up, Acting Prime Minister Wayne Swan insists the measure is not a new tax. With Prime Minister Julia Gillard…

US Watches Australian Emissions Trading Scheme

The United States will closely follow Australia’s move to introduce a carbon price as it consider its own approach to climate change, according to US ambassador Jeff Bleich. Mr Bleich…

Abbott Challenges Carbon Tax

The tax on carbon proposed by government last week is being challenged by opposition leader Tony Abbott. The plan, which was outlined by Prime Minister Julia Gillard last week, proposes…

Cancun’s Mangroves Fight Climate Change

Mexico’s famous beach resort, which is the venue for next week’s global climate summit, provides an example of severe environmental destruction of a resource that could help in the fight…