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Milne confirms climate talks breakthrough

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Photo: Greens deputy Christine Milne says a deal on the carbon tax is close.Deputy Greens leader Christine Milne has confirmed reports of a carbon tax breakthrough, saying the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee is "on track" to have the scheme starting in July next year.


Independent MP Tony Windsor says a deal may be signed off "next week".


It is understood agreement has been reached over the amount of compensation to be paid to industry, and a guarantee the carbon tax will switch to a market-based emissions trading scheme in 2015.


It is believed the Government has agreed to the Greens' proposal for an independent climate change commission to advise on what Australia's 2020 emissions target should be.


Jeremy Thompson

Photo: Greens deputy Christine Milne says a deal on the carbon tax is close.


Read more: ABC News (June 30, 2011)

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