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The politics of the carbon tax: will compensation make a difference?

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Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. It features interviews with prominent business leaders and expert analysis from RMIT academics.

Analysis: Sinclair Davidson on the carbon tax

RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson presents his take on how the carbon tax could impact the economy. Since the tax is designed to change behaviour rather than generate revenue, he questions whether the Government will be able to fund its proposed compensation scheme to offset cost of living increases.

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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler both have established careers with The Age newspaper, where Garry Barker is its Technology Editor, and Leon Gettler is a Senior Business Journalist. Gettler also works freelance on a number of other publications.

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