Lenore Taylor

Lenore Taylor

Lenore Taylor is chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a Walkley Award winner, a winner of the Paul Lyneham Award for excellence in press gallery journalism and a former foreign correspondent, based in London. She co-authored a book, "Shitstorm" on the Rudd government's response to the global economic crisis. She has covered federal politics for more than 20 years.

Katter's power plan still on table

Lenore Taylor The Gillard government is keeping open the prospect of a $335 million grant for Queensland independent Bob Katter's CopperString power project, even though it has failed a key requirement for the...

Plan B needed to halt climate change, says Rudd's former 'muse'

Andrew Charlton

Lenore Taylor Carbon pricing can deliver incremental reductions in rich countries' greenhouse emissions but will not drive the discovery of cheap sources of clean power that are the only hope of stopping dangerous...

Clean options look good for area written off as a wasteland

Mark Cant

Lenore Taylor For Whyalla in South Australia - which Tony Abbott famously predicted would become ''a ghost town, an economic wasteland'' under the carbon tax - clean energy is the future.

Carbon law 'a boost for PM'

Julia Gillard

Lenore Taylor The Gillard government has seized on the passage of its carbon pricing laws as a political turning point, predicting that the reality of the tax and a likely advertising campaign will puncture the...

Facts on the table now carbon tax set to be law

Lenore Taylor It has been the most divisive policy in recent political history, contributing to the downfall of two opposition leaders and one Prime Minister, rousing ordinary Australians in their thousands to...

Senate passes carbon tax


Lenore Taylor The Gillard government declared victory for a "historic economic reform" today after the Senate finally passed a carbon tax - laws that have created political havoc for four years and have been...

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Tax flaw: power bills may rise 20%

Electricity bills

Lenore Taylor, Peter Martin, David Wroe Electricity generators have written to all senators warning that unless the carbon tax laws are amended consumers could face power price rises of 20 per cent in the first year rather than the 10 per...

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Families to get more cash from carbon scheme

Power Stations

Lenore Taylor The average household will be much better off than the Gillard government has calculated after pocketing carbon tax compensation, according to independent modelling.

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Hockey pledges to revoke energy fund loans

Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey

Lenore Taylor The Coalition is warning investors in renewable energy not to count on money from the government's proposed $10 billion clean energy finance corporation, which it would abolish.

Carbon tax will not increase grocery shopping bills, says industry group

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Lenore Taylor THE food processing industry says shoppers will not suffer any price rises under the proposed carbon tax because the impact will be borne by manufacturers.

Power play for the future

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Lenore Taylor The carbon tax is on its way. After more than 10 years of debate, bills to impose a price on carbon dioxide emissions passed the lower house yesterday and are now almost certain to pass the Senate...

Carbon bills have passed but it's not over yet

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Lenore Taylor Tony Abbott's ''blood pledge'' to repeal the carbon tax shows just how tightly his political strategy is tied to maintaining the anti-tax rage.

Abbott can't roll back the carbon tax, says Gillard

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Lenore Taylor THE Coalition would never be able to repeal Labor's carbon tax, the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, predicted as Tony Abbott maintained total opposition to all aspects of the plan before its expected...

Scientists give scheme thumbs-up

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Lenore Taylor A GROUP of the world's most eminent scientists and economists have written to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, congratulating her on the government's carbon pricing legislation.

Carbon trade 'pot' for dirty money

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Lenore Taylor The Australian Crime Commission is doing a new assessment of the potential for organised crime to target Australia's emissions trading scheme as it works with the Department of Climate Change to...

Coal industry says tax compensation would only delay closures

Lenore Taylor The Australian Coal Association says $1.3 billion in proposed government compensation would delay by only one year the premature closure of four of the 21 mines that an industry survey found were...

Business Council fears risk of a carbon budget hole

Media release: Henry Ergas appointed as inaugural Professor of Infrastructure Economics at SMART Infrastructure FacilityGEllis@illawarramercury.com.au  From: Mikael Kjaerbye [mailto:mikaelk@uow.edu.au] Sent: Wednesday, 18 August 2010 2:18 PMTo: Greg EllisCc: Tania BrownSubject: FW: Media release: Henry Ergas appointed as inaugural Professor of Infrastructure Economics at SMART Infrastructure FacilityDear Greg, Thanks for your interest in this story. Pls see below for a  high res picture of Henry Ergas. I am looking forward to seeing the story in the paper. Feel free to call me if you would like to discuss further. Kind regards, Mikael Mikael KjaerbyeCommunications Manager                                        SMART Infrastructure FacilityUniversity of WollongongPh +61 2 4298 1441 | Mob +61 428 015 279 | Fax +61 2 4298 1434E: mikael_kjaerbye@uow.edu.au Visit: http://smart.uow.edu.au/ Please consider the environment before printing this email.

Lenore Taylor The Gillard government's emissions trading scheme poses a $9 billion risk to the already stretched federal budget in its first five years if carbon price estimates prove optimistic, an analysis...

Abbott adamant his plan cheaper


Lenore Taylor The Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, insists he will not spend ''one dollar more'' than the allocated budget for his ''direct action'' climate change plan, despite business groups saying that by...

Abbott plan 'would double carbon cost'

Tony Abbott.

Lenore Taylor Tony Abbott has described the carbon tax as ''the longest political suicide note in Australian history'' and a ''completely pointless exercise'' because it would allow Australian companies to buy...

History on our side, says Gillard

Julia Gillard

Lenore Taylor Labor was on ''on the right side of history'' in finally pushing through a carbon tax, the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, declared as the Coalition accused her of ''ramming through'' the tax and...