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Welcome to the Yellow Brick Road

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

Innovation for Australia

A review of the scientific evidence underlying the imposition of a carbon tax or ETS in Australia

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

On 1 July 2012 the Australian Government's comprehensive carbon tax was levied on those businesses that produce more than 25 Mt annually of greenhouse gas emissions. The evidence justifying the need for such a tax is examined using...

Submission on Australia's Post-2020 Emissions Reduction Target

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

For the last twenty years atmospheric methane concentrations have been subject to natural variability that is a consequence of El Nino events. Thus there is no reason to regulate methane emissions when changes in atmospheric methane...

Submission regarding Australia's post-2020 emissions reduction target

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

A new view on climate change involving the relevance of behavioural economics, psychology, behavourial economists and climate change.

Taking Melbournes Temperature

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

The Melbourne temperature record is one of the "long time" instrumental records of Australian temperature. It starts in 1855 and continues to the present day. Originally measurements were made in the Flagstaff Gardens. Then when the Melbourne...

Related news

Influencing innovation

| Tom Quirk
Online Opinion 29th September, 2008

Should we worry about innovation? The Venturous Australia report to the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research ought to tell us...

Influencing Innovation

Economics & Deregulation | Tom Quirk
Online Opinion 29th September, 2008

Should we worry about innovation? The Venturous Australia report to the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research ought to tell us...

Future carbon

Food & Environment | Tom Quirk
Online Opinion 5th March, 2008

In 1897 Lord Kelvin, a former President of the Royal Society in London declared that the atmosphere would exhaust its oxygen in some 300 years as a...

Waste not, want not

Energy | Tom Quirk
ABC News Opinion 17th August, 2007

The disposal of long-lived radioactive waste within Australia could be one of the single biggest contributions we can make to the safety of our...

Exploring the path from discovery to business

| Tom Quirk
Australian Financial Review 3rd February, 2007

The Australian winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2005, Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, have been honoured with Australia Day awards. The...