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Malcolm Turnbull at Curtin to talk on emissions trading

Media release

C205/08

21 July 2008

An Emissions Trading Scheme – The Coalition Perspective
by the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MHR Shadow Treasurer

A Public Policy Forum hosted by the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy

5.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday, 22nd July 2008
Building 213 – Lecture Theatre 101
Curtin University of Technology – Bentley Campus

Following the release of the Garnaut Climate Change Review Draft Report and the Government’s Green Paper on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull will discuss the design and timing of an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) at Curtin University of Technology on Tuesday July 22.

Mr Turnbull will present the Public Policy Forum titled An Emissions Trading Scheme: The Coalition Perspective to be held at 5.30pm in Building 213 Lecture Theatre 101.

He will examine the ETS, international developments towards global action and the impact on the economy.

The Forum is being hosted by the University’s John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP) which conducts research into public policy, offers education through award degrees and manages a public affairs program.

Mr Turnbull was appointed Shadow Treasurer following the 2007 election having previously held the positions of Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. He was elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Wentworth in 2004.
Before entering politics Mr Turnbull was a partner of Goldman Sachs & Co and Chairman of its Australian business from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was Managing Director of an investment banking firm Turnbull & Partners Limited. He practiced law in Sydney, principally as an advocate and among important pieces of litigation he successfully defended Peter Wright, the author of “Spycatcher”.
A former journalist for media outlets such as the Nine Network, The Bulletin and The Sunday Times (London), Mr Turnbull studied law as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, after graduating from the University of Sydney in 1977. He is the author of three books and he has written and spoken extensively on a wide range of subjects including demographic change, tax reform, water conservation, climate change and urban sustainability.
Attention Editor/COS: Media parking is available in Car Park P3 – enter via the main entrance on Kent St and follow the signs to Building 213 Lecture Theatre 101.

Modified: 21 July 2008