Oral Presentation

I am going to talk today about whether Australia should support a carbon tax, in which I will argue for the implementation of the tax in our law.

A carbon tax; a form of carbon pricing, taxes the amount of carbon burnt that is present in fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas by environmental carbon dioxide polluters.

The purpose of a carbon tax is that it is used as a financial disincentive towards Australian businesses who emit carbon dioxide into the Earth's atmosphere. A carbon tax will require these polluters to pay a charged legal fee based on the amount of carbon dioxide that they release from burnt fossil fuels into the atmosphere.  

One of the big concerns about the implementation of a carbon tax is the adverse economic and financial effects that might carry over to not only major Australian businesses but also Australian households. However, some of the profits earned from carbon taxes are provided to the polluters as recompensation for their taxation as well as to Australian households for an increase in electricity prices.

Since a carbon tax is a financial disincentive against Australian environmental polluters, it has an indirect effect on these businesses, as they have to consider other, non-carbon-emittent ways of obtaining energy, to power their typical manufacturing based operations. These energy sources include renewable energies and nuclear energies. Innovations in each of these energy sources are still in development by leading scientists to ensure their economic, performance and safety viability as environmentally friendly sources of energy.  

27 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide is emmited every year. Already we are seeing the big polluting countries such as Britain leading the way in carbon pollution reduction. This is according to a recent report by the Australian Productivity Comission released last Thursday. The report compared eight of the worlds biggest polluting countries actions on reducing their carbon dioxide...