Howard Announces Carbon Trading Scheme By 2012

The Prime Minister, John Howard, has announced a carbon trading scheme to be introduced by 2012.

In a speech to the Liberal Party Federal Council meeting in Sydney, Howard again expressed caution about the economic effects of tackling climate change and derided the Opposition’s approach to the issue.

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  1. Hello,

    I was wondering if I could please be sent a copy of John Howards announcement of the carbon trading scheme by 2012.

    I am doing an assignment on John Howard’s policies to climate change, therefore I ask if there were any significant policies, speeches or political momments where John Howard adressed the issue of climate change??

    I thank you for any feedback or guidance.


  2. peter smith says:

    Is this POLICY the same one that Brendan Nelson says will cost Australia billions of dollars ??????????
    Can YOU at least admit you committed us to this before the Labor party took over …