UPDATE 24 Feb 09
Within days of its announcement, Minister Swan cancelled the inquiry. Perhaps because it demonstrated weakness and the government's lack of belief in its own scheme? Since then, the opposition have ramped up the rhetoric on climate change and the CPRS and in light of the cancelled inquiry have proposed to open one themselves in the Senate.
Extract from POA website. Inquiry called to investigate whether emissions trading is appropriate as the central response to reducing Australia's GHG emissions.
On 12 February the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the choice of emissions trading as the central policy to reduce Australia's carbon pollution.
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