Last Updated May 13, 2011 6:53 PM EDT
(Episode 744: 20 minutes 57) Listen on iTunes.
Alan Moran, director of the deregulation unit at the Institute of Public Affairs, came across a Labor strategy paper on the carbon tax. He claims it contains many inaccuracies, which we discuss in this edition of BTalk, including these top line "facts":
- Climate change is real
- Taking action is the right thing to do
- We want the top 1,000 biggest polluting companies to pay for what they produce
- A carbon price will provide incentives for the big polluters to reduce their carbon price
- Australia is the worst per head carbon emitter in the developed world
- Other countries are taking action, even China and India. Australia must make a start or our economy will be left behind
- We will protect existing jobs while creating new clean energy jobs
- Every cent raised by the carbon price will go to households, protecting jobs in businesses in transition and investment in climate change programs
- There will be generous assistance to households, families and pensioners (tax cuts are a live option)
Listen to Alan's counter arguments on today's BTalk, and read his views here.