There are many myths which surround the failure of the CPRS, writes Ian Dunlop


Ian Dunlop – CPD Fellow – argues that it was the fault of the CPRS itself and not the Greens which led to its failure.

Published in ABC’s The Drum Unleashed on 2 August 2010.

Demolishing the myths on emissions trading

One of the great myths being perpetuated in this election campaign is that the Greens, by refusing to support the Government’s CPRS (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme), prevented the introduction of effective emissions trading in this country, thus blocking serious action on climate change. Penny Wong was at it again on ABC’s Q&A on Monday night. Utter nonsense!

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