Australia prices carbon for greener economy

New carbon tax is bid to tackle climate change, but critics say strain will be felt across economy.

    Australia has begun putting a price on pollution by charging companies for their carbon emissions.

    The government says the carbon tax will promote a greener economy and help fight climate change.

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hailed the move. But critics say the law will stifle industry and increase the cost of living.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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