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This paper presents a record of Australian climate change policies. Key international developments are also included to provide global context.
Climate change is a long-term, global problem. Long-term problems generally require stable but flexible policy implementation over time. However, Australia’s commitment...
This paper presents a record of Australian climate change policies, including key international developments to provide global context.
Climate change is a long-term, global problem. Long-term problems generally require stable but flexible policy implementation over time. However, Australia’s commitment to climate...
The newly elected Government has promised to introduce legislation to repeal the carbon price and associated measures as its first item of business for the 44th Parliament. This guide provide links to futher information on the carbon price and the process of repeal.
This paper identifies the fuels that are taxed, the forms that the taxes take and, where possible, quantifies the amounts collected.
There are various estimates of the value of government subsidies to fossil fuels in Australia. These estimates range from around $8 billion to...
This digest explains the key features of the Clean Energy Bill.
The Government intends to provide financial assistance to low to middle income households and others, to compensate for the cost of living impact of the introduction of the carbon price on 1 July...
Recent projections of higher than expected population growth in Australia over the next 40 years has refocused the attention of governments and communities on population policy, according to this paper, and yet a focused policy response has not yet emerged.
With concerns about climate...
On the ecological side, this paper concludes that should Australia’s population reach the ‘Big Australia’ projection of 35.9 million by 2050, this will not put serious pressure on Australia’s non-renewable resource stock or capacity to feed the nation. However such population growth will make the...
The establishment of a $500 million Green Car Innovation Fund (GCIF) was one of a number of climate change policies announced by the then Opposition as part of its 2007 federal election campaign. The GCIF was envisaged to operate for five years from 2011 and...
This background note will be updated to include any new developments on the formal negotiations are taking place within the meetings and working groups that have been established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol framework.
The Rudd Government...