The carbon price provides an incentive for businesses with the highest levels of pollution to reduce their pollution.

The Government says they will then use every cent raised to:

  • Assist families with household bills
  • Help businesses make the transition to a clean energy economy
  • Tackle climate change

An initial fixed carbon price will provide businesses with a stable and predictable platform to transition to a ‘cap and trade’ emissions trading scheme that will be linked to international carbon markets.

The public and interested parties who wish to provide input on this approach should contact:, or write to:

The Multi-Party Climate Change Committee Secretariat
GPO Box 854
Canberra ACT 2601

Further information in relation to this proposed approach is available at or contact Pattens at