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Commission gets 6 months to probe carbon price

The Federal Government has tasked the Productivity Commission with investigating how other countries are implementing a carbon price.

The move comes as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has urged Australia to introduce a carbon price soon to avoid increased uncertainty in the energy sector.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet says it is necessary for the Government to have more information about how the rest of the world is dealing with reducing carbon pollution.

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