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Mar 23, 2011

Financial & Forex Info | The Australian Capital Circle: Commission carbon warning for PM Gillard




Capital Circle Newsletter
Commission carbon warning for PM Gillard
 
As the PM calls for moderate voices to lead the carbon tax debate, the Productivity Commission has delivered a stark warning.

The PM's diary: Julia Gillard is in Canberra today for the parliamentary sitting day. She will meet with Climate Scientists Australia at 9am this morning. The PM writes today that Australia must reject the extremes of the carbon tax debate.
Tony Abbott is in Canberra for the final day of sitting. He launched the pollie pedal this morning, an annual bike ride of about 1000km that raises money for charity. You can donate to the charity here.
Forget the people's revolt - there is a new uprising in the suburbs. Capital Circle hears Dungeons and Dragons players have their noses out of joint after Labor MP Nick Champion compared them to extremists. At least one angry phone call was placed after Champion said yesterday's no carbon tax rally "had all the credibility of a Dungeons and Dragons convention''. Reports that D&D addicts are rolling 20-sided dice to see if they will revolt may be slightly exaggerated.
Spotted on the Queen's Terrace: Queensland prodigy Wyatt Roy, making a bee-line for former prodigy Natasha Stott-Despoja. We wonder what they talked about.
Congratulations to Sky News' Ashleigh Gillon, winner of the Wallace Brown award for young press gallery journalist of the year. Congratulations also to runner up Peter Veness.
Vale Sydney MP Alex Hawke's Bear Grylls beard. Gone, but not forgotten.
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The Australian leads with a report from Sid Maher that Productivity Commission chairman Gary Banks  has warned Australia needs carbon pollution reduction targets that allow it to compete wit
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