The details of the carbon tax announced on Sunday 10 July by Prime Minister Julia Gillard promises to generate discussion around Australia as its implications are assessed for various sectors of the Australian community, including those in regional areas.
As one of Australia’s leading regional university, Charles Sturt University has a number of experts who can provide independent analysis of the announcement and assess what it might mean for regional Australia.
- Professor Kevin Parton (with the CSU Institute for Land, Water and Society - ILWS, based in Orange), who can discuss the economics behind the carbon tax and its implications for the Australian economy. See some of his recent comments here and here and a simple comparison of carbon policies here.
- Mr Barney Foran (ILWS), who can speak on national and regional energy policies and options via email. See some of his earlier comments here and here.