The entire time from my birth up to the early 2000s was dominated by making trade freer between countries and people. Reducing barriers to trade was the overarching theme of most big country world leaders. This has changed. And it had to change as we have pushed it into healthy territory where labor is pushed into countries that don’t care. Now, I am still fundamentally a free trader but I also can’t close my eyes towards the massive abuses that happen in other counties and that harm us. nd I proposed an adjustment mechanism log ago. Strangely it comes with a tax I oppose on principle – the carbon levy. The pendulum never stays on one side. It swings back now.
Australia's free ride on climate change is set to end, with the European Union taking the first step to introduce a cross border carbon tax.