A price on carbon above our competitors puts jobs and investment at risk

July 14, 2013

Any price on carbon emissions over and above Australia’s international competitors will continue to put jobs and investment at risk in mining and other industries right across NSW.
 
Like many other industries, mining in NSW does not operate within a vacuum.  Regardless of the mechanism, placing a price on carbon emissions ahead of and higher than our major international competitors puts us at a major economic disadvantage.
 
It drives jobs and investment offshore without any global environmental benefit as production and emissions simply shift elsewhere. 
 
The NSW mining industry supports sensible policy solutions to reduce pollution and emissions. However Australia's emissions reduction approach must be in step with the rest of the world and not at the expense of Australian investment and jobs.

Contact: Lindsay Hermes I I lhermes@nswmining.com.au I 0409 758 734

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