05 Jun '11, 10am

Thousands rally in Australia for carbon tax

Thousands rally in Australia for carbon tax

Thousands of Australians rallied around the nation on Sunday to support a tax on the carbon emissions blamed for global warming, as a new report outlined the risks of rising sea levels from climate change. -- PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY - THOUSANDS of Australians rallied around the nation on Sunday to support a tax on the carbon emissions blamed for global warming, as a new report outlined the risks of rising sea levels from climate change. In Sydney, demonstrators carried banners reading 'Say yes to cutting carbon pollution' and 'Price carbon - our kids are worth it' while similar rallies attracted crowds in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra. 'This should send a clear message to the government to set an ambitious price on carbon that will kick-start investment in clean energy,' said rally organiser Simon Sheikh, national director of the activist group GetUp....

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