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Federal Government Claims Carbon Price Success

On 8 May 2013 the then Minister for Climate Change, the Hon Greg Combet declared that “…. the carbon price mechanism that the Government has implemented is working. It is doing what it was intended to do and that is to cut our greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the data from the independent agencies demonstrates that emissions in the National Electricity Market fell by 7.7 per cent in the first nine months of carbon pricing”.

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