Public Lecture by Minister for Climate Change on Friday in Canberra
Carbon markets and international linkage: Australia and the UN Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011
The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet AM MP, was first elected to Parliament for the NSW seat of Charlton in 2007. After the 2007 election he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement in the Rudd Labor Government and in February 2009 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change. During 2009 and 2010 Mr Combet served as Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science and as the Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. In this latter capacity he was responsible for winding up the insulation program and implementing the new Renewable Energy Bonus program.Speaker/Host: Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Following the 2010 election, he entered Cabinet as Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and has overseen the development of the Gillard Government’s plan for a Clean Energy Future, including a carbon price. Before entering Parliament Mr Combet was Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. He went to the peak union body after starting in the union movement as a research officer for the Waterside Worker Federation. Mr Combet has degrees in engineering and economics and graduate qualifications in labour relations law.
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Date: Friday, 25 November 2011
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Enquirers: Events on 6125 4144