Posts Tagged ‘ garnaut ’

User pays key to climate change strategy

Aug 29th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

The Kyoto model is fundamentally flawed, as it focuses on the production of carbon emissions rather than their consumption. It should be easier to get global agreement on a consumption-based emissions trading deal because it involves no regrets in terms of trade competitiveness.

Warming could cost less than emissions cuts

Aug 26th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

While the Rudd Government is unlikely to start playing down the threat of global warming, it will want to dampen expectations about how quickly and deeply Australia should try to cut its carbon emissions, at least until the rest of the world is on board.

Government spins its way out of trouble

Aug 1st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

If all you do is read the speeches of Lindsay Tanner and Craig Emerson, you would think we have a federal Government that recognises the limits of government and spends its days cutting a swath through regulations. But, when you read your newspaper every morning, it’s politics as usual, with a hyperactive Government coming up with a new plan to fix a problem that is bedevilling what now has been extended to working families, pensioners and carers.