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Essential poll shows Labor maintains a 52-48, two-party preferred lead

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Labor’s four-point lead in the polls is the same as last week. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The poll shows 57% support for Labor’s carbon emissions policy and 43% of voters in favor of negative gearing

May 3, 2016 — Labor has maintained a 52-48, two-party preferred lead in the latest Essential poll, and also received majority support for its carbon policy. Continue reading Essential poll shows Labor maintains a 52-48, two-party preferred lead

Al Gore attacks CSIRO’s climate cuts

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Al Gore says there have been political forces in Australia working to prevent the country’s ability to act as the global leader it once was in the effort to solve the climate crisis. Photograph: NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

Former US Democratic vice-president says agency’s decision will deeply affect the source of valuable research for the entire world

April 30, 2016 — Al Gore has said the decision by Australia’s science agency CSIRO to cut climate research should be “re-evaluated at the highest level”, since they limit a source of critical information for the entire world as it attempts to solve the challenges posed by climate change. Continue reading Al Gore attacks CSIRO’s climate cuts

Turnbull warns Labor’s emissions trading schemes will destroy jobs

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Malcolm Turnbull says Labor’s proposed emissions trading schemes would ‘double the burden on Australia, relative to other countries’. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Prime minister criticises Labor’s plan, claiming it will raise energy prices, be an ‘economic handbrake’ and do little to combat climate change

April 27, 2016 — Malcolm Turnbull has criticised Labor’s plan to reintroduce an emissions trading scheme, warning it would be a “jobs-destroying” measure, a handbrake on the economy, lead to Continue reading Turnbull warns Labor’s emissions trading schemes will destroy jobs

Business council praises Labor’s ‘bridge’ to emissions trading scheme

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The Business Council of Australia had previously lobbied against a carbon tax, but on Wednesday the chief executive called for ‘Australia to begin the careful transformation of our economy if we are to achieve our lower emission future’. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/Reuters

Surprise praise from business lobby group centres on ALP climate policy’s potential to become bipartisan, despite Coalition criticism

April 27, 2016 — Labor’s climate policy has won unexpected praise from the Business Council of Australia’s chief executive, Jennifer Westacott, who said the plan could provide a platform for Continue reading Business council praises Labor’s ‘bridge’ to emissions trading scheme

Why Coalition climate scare campaign is not credible

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Malcolm Turnbull at a building site near Brisbane on Wednesday. The prime minister has gone on the attack since Labor released its climate policy. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/AAP

Malcolm Turnbull is attempting to discredit Labor’s new emissions plan. Here are six reasons the government’s campaign is wrong

April 27, 2016 — 1. The prime minister says that by promising to cut emissions by 45% by 2030, rather than 26% to 28% (as the government has pledged) Labor is “doubling the burden” on Australians. But modelling commissioned by the Coalition from Continue reading Why Coalition climate scare campaign is not credible

Labor proposes two emissions trading schemes costing $355.9m

Opposition maintains ambitious targets but aims to minimise cost to households and defers details until after election

April 26, 2016 — Labor is proposing two emissions trading schemes – one for big industrial polluters and an electricity industry model similar to one once backed by Malcolm Turnbull – in a climate policy that trumps the Coalition’s ambition but minimises the hit on Continue reading Labor proposes two emissions trading schemes costing $355.9m