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.

Lenore Taylor

A clean start

Lenore Taylor JULIA GILLARD is fighting to regain public approval with a cautious carbon tax package and promises of tax cuts and higher family payments to ensure 6 million Australian households will be better off...

Carbon tax shield for pensioners

In a picture taken on July 1, 2011 a protester holds a placard during a protest in Sydney against plans to introduce a carbon tax. Australia's controversial pollution tax looked all but certain to pass after a key lawmaker on July 8 confirmed that he would support the package, which aims to reduce emissions blamed for climate change. Gillard is on July 10 due to unveil the full detail of her deeply contested carbon tax, which will see the country's top 500 polluters charged per tonne of carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD

Lenore Taylor Pensioner households will be on average $210 a year better off after receiving upfront assistance under the carbon tax deal that is now certain to pass Parliament, with another lower house...

Carbon tax will come with inbuilt annual rise

(FILES) In a file photo taken on October 12, 2006 smoke and steam billows from an exhaust stack at a Queensland sugar refinery in Ayr.  Australia's controversial pollution tax looked all but certain to pass after a key lawmaker on July 8, 2011 confirmed that he would support the package, which aims to reduce emissions blamed for climate change. Prime Minister Julia Gillard is on July 10 due to unveil the full detail of her deeply contested carbon tax, which will see the country's top 500 polluters charged per tonne of carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere.  AFP PHOTO/Paul CROCK

Lenore Taylor The carbon price will begin next July as a $23-a-tonne tax and will shift to an emissions trading scheme with a floating price in 2015.

Carbon tax to cost $10 a week per household

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Lenore Taylor THE $23 carbon tax will cost the average household less than $10 a week, pushing up total electricity, gas and food bills by less than 1 per cent.

PM wins approval for price on carbon

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Lenore Taylor JULIA GILLARD'S carbon deal appears set to pass the Parliament with support from the independents as unreleased Treasury modelling predicts strong growth in one of the industries that has vowed to...

Business quibbles on carbon details

Businesses are worried that the carbon tax may have a heavier impact than expected.

Lenore Taylor Business is worried it could suffer a bigger-than-expected hit under the carbon tax deal as details trickle out about who will pay and the rules for an emissions trading scheme to take effect after...

Abbott lashes out as another report backs carbon tax

Tony Abbott.

Lenore Taylor Australia's economists are wrong to believe a carbon price is the best way to reduce greenhouse has emissions, the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, said yesterday as another expert report concluded a...

PM pins hopes on climate tax switch

Carbon pollution from a factory

Lenore Taylor THE Gillard government's climate deal will include a guarantee the carbon tax will switch to an emissions trading scheme in 2015 in a bid to calm business concerns about an uncertain transition and...

Carbon tax relief will be extended

Medical.

Lenore Taylor THE Gillard government is promising an additional carbon tax compensation payment to 110,000 Australians who have high electricity bills because of medical conditions.

Climate plan leaves voters cold

Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Lenore Taylor, NATIONAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT Support for climate action continues to erode and more Australians say they don't want to pay anything to help reduce greenhouse emissions as the Gillard government prepares to unveil a carbon tax...

Carbon tax model shows low toll on top 100

Tony Abbott

Lenore Taylor A $20 CARBON tax would have shaved just 2.3 per cent from the net profits of Australia's top 100 companies last year, a report has found.

Labor closes in on carbon tax deal

Ian Chubb

Lenore Taylor, Dan Harrison The Gillard government and the Greens were ''close'' to a climate policy deal last night as the new chief scientist, Ian Chubb, said he knew the ''science was in'' on human-induced climate change...

Labor, Greens are not across climate lines yet

Christine Milne and Bob Brown.

Lenore Taylor The Greens are demanding billions of dollars of carbon tax revenue be dedicated to a renewable energy financing corporation to push technological change faster than can be achieved by the low carbon...

Carbon tax ad campaign infuriates crossbenchers

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Lenore Taylor THE Greens and independents are furious that the Gillard government is to embark on a $12 million advertising campaign about the carbon tax when negotiations over the tax are stretched to breaking...

Windsor gives tick to carbon scheme

ELECTION 2010. Independent for the seat of New England, Tony Windsor, at home on his farm in Werris Creek near Tamworth. SMH NEWS 05092010  Photo  Wolter Peeters SPECIAL INDEPENDENT TONY WINDSOR AT HIS HOME AT WERRIS CREEK.

Lenore Taylor Key independent MP Tony Windsor says he is now ''completely convinced'' a carbon price is the cheapest way to reduce greenhouse emissions and would not mean Australia was moving ahead of the world.

Compensation bill to rise with carbon price

Wayne Swan.

Lenore Taylor Jobs growth would be unaffected by a carbon price and household compensation will rise as the cost of carbon increases, the federal government pledged yesterday as it stepped up the campaign to sell...

Electric struggle for bigger payment

True Energy MD Richard McIndoe

Lenore Taylor Power supply from Victoria's Yallourn Station would become less reliable and the plant would close sooner if the Gillard government offers electricity generators less than the $3.

Climate adviser blasts business lobby over carbon tax

Garnaut

Lenore Taylor Climate adviser, Ross Garnaut, has lashed Australian business for playing a ''spoiler'' role in the carbon price debate, saying it is putting short-sighted ''self-interest'' ahead of the national...

Analysis

Garnaut collides with political realities

Lenore Taylor dinkus

Lenore Taylor, National Affairs Correspondent It seems the Gillard government, like the Rudd government, is not likely to accept all of Professor Ross Garnaut's advice.

Carbon Cate is just fodder for Coalition campaign

Lenore Taylor Coalition sources were well pleased yesterday with their ''Carbon Cate'' attack on the new $1 million pro-carbon tax advertising campaign.