Originally published in The Canberra Times on July 20, 2013

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement that the carbon price is now a quarter of what was forecast is good news; the question is, for whom?

Rather than crippling, the impact of the carbon price is barely even irritating for most polluters.

Compared with the impact of the high exchange rate since 2007, the carbon price was trivial even before this week’s announcement.

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