Australiaâs Productivity Commission says the federal Labor governmentâs plan to provide the domestic auto industry with a A$500 million ($479 million) subsidy to build more environmentally friendly cars is unlikely to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and will hurt the economy. But Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the government will do it anyway. âThe governmentâs view is we cannot stand to one side,â Rudd says. âThe government has a responsibility to act, in partnership with industry, to ...
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