Australia ‘dead against’ climate tariffs, declares Taylor



Anthony Galloway and David Crowe | The Sydney Morning Herald

Energy Minister Angus Taylor has declared Australia is “dead against” carbon tariffs as Prime Minister Scott Morrison awaits an invitation from United States President Joe Biden to climate talks in April.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age revealed on Thursday that Australia would push back against Britain’s bid to use the G7 leaders’ summit in June to establish climate tariffs, arguing the sanctions would be a new form of protectionism designed to shield local industries from free trade.

Asked whether he opposed carbon tariffs, Mr Taylor said: “We have always been against tariffs in this country under this government.”

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