Subsidies of the Australian clean energy package
Deane, Felicity Jane (2013) Subsidies of the Australian clean energy package. The Journal of Law and Financial Management, 12(2), pp. 21-41.
The Australian Clean Energy Package has been introduced to respond to the global challenge of climate change and reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. It includes legislation to establish an emissions trading scheme. In support of the entities that are liable under this Package, there are a number of assistance measures offered to alleviate the financial burden that the Package imposes. This paper considers whether these assistance measures are subsidies within the context of the law of the World Trade Organization. In order to do this, the rules of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures are examined. This examination enables an understanding of when a subsidy exists and in what circumstances those subsidies occasion the use of remedies under the law.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||World Trade Organization, Emissions Trading, Australia, Clean Energy Package, Climate Change|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Trade Law (180117)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 The University of Sydney|
|Deposited On:||18 Nov 2013 22:47|
|Last Modified:||27 Feb 2014 06:56|
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