Australia's Carbon Tax starts next week - 'Sustainable development' is expensive

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Sent on: Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:57 AM

Gillard keen to support sustainable development

Lenore Taylor
June 22, 2012

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivers a speech at the end of the G20 Summit of Heads of State and Government in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico
Playing her part ... Julia Gillard will confirm Australia's commitment to sustainable development, announcing the introduction of a national carbon tax to the United Nations conference.
Photo: AFP

JULIA GILLARD will throw Australia's weight behind the push for new ''sustainable development goals'' which will set clear standards on nations' sustainable use of food, water and energy, when she addresses almost 100 world leaders at the Rio Conference .

The Prime Minister will also tell the United Nations conference in her address early today, Sydney time, that Australia is ''playing its part'' in moving to clean economic growth by introducing the carbon tax, which begins in just over a week.

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