Originally published in New Matilda on July 7, 2009

It is hard to imagine a scheme that is less fair than the CPRS. The Commonwealth collects the revenue and the states do the spending. The polluters get compensation and those dependent on the public health and education systems get nothing. Of course tackling climate change doesn’t need to be so unfair. With the legislation delayed in the Senate, the state premiers have an opportunity to try and redress the imbalance.

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