Taxes and Charges for Environmental Protection

by Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss and Hal Turton

The structure of the tax system can play an important role in either protecting or causing harm to the natural environment. This report examines existing taxes, charges and related incentives that encourage either environmental protection or degradation in each of the areas of transport, stationary energy, land, water, forests and waste. The study also considers international developments that may be of assistance to Australian policy makers.

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