Regional Employment and Greenhouse Policies

by Clive Hamilton, Alan Pears and Paul Pollard

A report last year by the Allen Consulting Group has played a pivotal role in reinforcing perceptions that cutting greenhouse gases would result in large economic costs and extensive job losses, especially in regional and rural Australia. The first part of this paper exposes a number of serious errors in the Allen Consulting report on job losses, while the second part provides an analysis of the growth and employment opportunities that measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would generate, especially in regional Australia.
This paper is now out of print. For a pdf copy please contact the Institute.

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