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Labor Party firmly supporting price on carbon

Abbott-chicken-littleChris Bowen puts carbon tax back in play for Labor, The Age  May 20, 2015  Mark Kenny, Gareth Hutchens  Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has ruled out reviving Labor’s unsuccessful and politically corrosive mining tax under a future Shorten Labor government but has committed the ALP to putting a fully formed carbon pricing policy before voters at the next election….

a price on carbon remained central to the ALP’s platform.

“We continue to believe firstly that climate change is real,” he said.

“Secondly, that it’s caused by humankind and thirdly, the best way of dealing with it is a price on carbon. We continue to believe that, and that will be reflected in our detailed policy that we announce and seek a mandate to implement.”

The declaration means the political fight at the next election will in some senses be a carbon copy of the carbon-dominated 2013 race after Prime Minister Tony Abbott managed to abolish Labor’s fixed-price scheme last year……..

May 22, 2015 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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