Analysis

Business waiting for detail on Labor's emission-reduction plan

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
April 27 2022 - 9:30pm
WAITING FOR MORE DETAIL: Matt Howell in front of the Tomago Aluminium smelter. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Labor's plan to cut emissions from the nation's most fossil fuel-intensive industries has provoked a Groundhog Day talkfest about jobs and carbon taxes, but Tomago Aluminium boss Matt Howell says it is unclear what impact, if any, the policy will have on his company.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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