Climate change review to cover coastal planning

Australian: COASTAL planning laws and building regulations face a Productivity Commission inquiry as doubts emerge over how local councils will deal with the effect of a carbon price on rubbish dumps. Climate Change Minister Greg Combet and Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten announced the inquiry yesterday into regulations and policies that may be barriers to adapting to climate change. The inquiry follows government reports showing coastal housing and infrastructure is at risk from rising sea levels. It......

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