6PR – Government advertising, carbon tax

  HOWARD SATTLER: The Federal Government’s confirmed today it’s going to spend $12 million of taxpayers’ money on its campaign to advertise – promote, in other words – the emissions trading scheme. Climate Change Minister Greg Combet, who hasn’t got time to talk with us today about this – thank you, Greg, for nothing – said the…

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ABC News 24 – Vehicle emission standards, electricity prices, carbon tax, Renewable Energy Target

  KATHRYN STOLARCHUK: And joining us now from Adelaide is the Opposition Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, firstly on these new emissions standards for vehicles, the Government has admitted that these measures will come with a cost, so does the Opposition support it?   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Well, good afternoon and, look, in principle…

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ABC NewsRadio – Carbon tax

  JOHN BARRON: The Federal Government continued its drive to sell the carbon tax yesterday with Treasurer Wayne Swan releasing Treasury modelling to support his claim that the tax would have no significant impact on jobs or economic growth. The Government is hoping to finalise negotiations on the tax this month and make details of its plan…

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PM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Carbon tax, PC report, live cattle exports

  DAVID SPEERS:  So does this report undermine the Coalition’s argument that a carbon tax would unfairly punish Australian exporters? I’m joined now from Adelaide by the Acting Shadow Climate Change Minister [Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment], Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, thanks for joining us. The Productivity Commission looked at more than a thousand different measures in…

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2UE – industry assistance

  MICHAEL SMITH: In the scheme of the Rudd and Gillard Governments, not huge money but it’s $8 million to develop the sort of panels, the solar panels, that go on your roof and generate electricity. That $8 million, or a large part of it – $5 million – came from your taxes through AusIndustry with…

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2SM – Carbon tax, Garnaut Review update

  GRANT GOLDMAN: Climate Change Minister Greg Combet says the review from Labor climate change advisor Ross Garnaut is not the sole factor in deciding the price on carbon and its related handouts. You get the feeling that they’re not quite happy with him right now. Professor Garnaut released his final update to the 2008 Climate…

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