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09 Dec Federal Government opposes industry opinion on Emissions Trading Scheme

The Federal Government has denied it will impose an emissions intensity trading scheme despite public comments made this week by Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg. Mr Frydenberg had announced that this may be an option explored during a review into Australia’s climate policies. This review was planned by then Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2015. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, refuted Mr Frydenberg’s public address and announced the government wouldn’t consider an emissions trading scheme. Mr Turnbull describes it as another form of carbon tax. The government has continued with this stance even though business groups and the Climate Change Authority have been advocating such a scheme. There is also commentary that a joint report by...

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