"Australia's highest-emitting brown coal electricity generators are between $400 million and $1 billion better off than they would have been if there were no carbon tax, new modelling shows."
- Lenore Taylor and David Wroe, Carbon
tax [price] leaves big polluters better off, SMH, 6th September 2012.
This is indeed a major Gillard failure, taking baby steps when we need to be running. It is an even bigger failure of Australian culture, since we collectively choose (and vote for) short term personal acquisitiveness (a.k.a. greed) over justice and prudence (a.k.a. doing our fair share of working for a habitable planet).
Fortunately, the good news of Jesus has a lot to say to those who steal from their neighbours and can't see very far.