Australia: From “No Regrets” to a Clean Energy Future?

  • Sharon MascherEmail author
  • David Hodgkinson
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 21)


In September 2011 Australia passed the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth), a piece of legislation that will for the first time introduce a carbon price into the Australian economy. The passage of this Act marks a momentous step forward for Australia, a country that until now has been dominated by a domestic climate change policy of ‘no-regrets’. This Chapter explores the evolution of climate change policy in Australia from the late 1980s through to the passage of the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth).


Prime Minister Kyoto Protocol Emission Trading Australian Economy Carbon Price 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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