So is it a good idea? The media seem a bit confused - I heard one reporter asking what compensation was going to be handed out so that people could continue to buy power / petrol. Isn't the point of a price on carbon to get people to buy less? Ecodharmark - are you up on the issue? Have / are other countries doing this and is it working for them? Should agriculture be excluded as it is? Apologies to the non-Aussies who won't be familiar with the daily workings of our political system!