Former finance minister who helped sink carbon price now urging Australia to adopt one

Former finance minister who helped sink carbon price now urging Australia to adopt one

Mathias Cormann, now head of the OECD, was instrumental in repealing the nation’s key climate policy in 2014

Mathias Cormann, the former Australian finance minister and Senate leader, is calling for Australia to adopt a carbon price despite spending years in government fighting against the idea.

Cormann, who is now general secretary of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is spearheading the charge for G20 economies to “lift their ambition” in the global push to meet a net zero by 2050 target, by putting a price on pollution.

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