Skewed priorities create polluters’ windfall

The Age: Polluters get cash windfall from Howard.

Funding for things that increase C02: $8 billion. Funding for things that reduce C02: $280 million (or just under 4% of the funding towards increases).

I wonder what the $5 billion “for subsidies and incentives for road users” is – some of these might be quite reasonable. But even if you remove that $5 billion, there’s still a massive discrepancy there.