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The Gillard Government’s carbon price started on 1 July 2012. As the one-year anniversary approaches, Minister Combet will provide an update on how the carbon price and the Government’s wider clean energy policies are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive investment in clean and renewable energy.
Greg Combet AM MP is the Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation.
He entered Parliament in 2007 as the Member for Charlton in New South Wales.
Mr Combet is a mining engineer by professional background and also has degrees in economics and labour relations.
He became a union official in 1987 and rose to be secretary of the ACTU from 1999 to 2007 where he led campaigns on issues like the collapse of Ansett, compensation for asbestos victims and the Howard Government’s WorkChoices laws.
In his current Ministerial role he has been responsible for developing the Gillard Government’s policies on clean energy, including carbon pricing, and its $1 billion Plan for Australian Jobs announced earlier this year.