Dantela has been a leader in the fight against climate change, but it is her opposition to a carbon price that has put her in the crosshairs of a crossbench.
She has been criticised for her role in the campaign against the Abbott government’s carbon price, and her comments that a carbon levy was “the worst thing to happen to Australia” have prompted her to be labelled a “carbon tax warrior”.
But while she has made the debate a campaign issue, her role as a climate change denier has made her the target of the campaign.
On the campaign trail in August, Dama spoke in a speech to a packed Melbourne Town Hall, claiming that the Abbott Government’s policy would lead to “death by a thousand cuts”.
“We will be left with no choice but to raise taxes to pay for this,” she said.
“We are not going to put up with this.”
Dama has been vocal about her opposition.
She was the first speaker at a recent climate change forum in Canberra, and spoke out against the Coalition’s carbon tax proposal.
In her speech, Dampier said that the carbon tax would be “a huge burden for the economy”.
She also said the price was “unfair to the poor” and said it would “kill jobs”.
She said the carbon levy would make Australia’s “carbon footprint go up”.
In response, Liberal MP for Maroubra-Sunshine, Catherine King, called on Dampiers “categorically to drop out of the debate” and instead focus on other issues.
“It is not the job of government to make a political statement,” Ms King said.
But Dampers position has put Dama at the centre of a debate about the political future of climate change.
As well as the carbon price debate, Dambiers views on the future of a carbon-based economy and its impact on climate change has been under scrutiny.
Dama is a co-founder of the Coalition for Carbon-Free Australia, and is an outspoken critic of the government’s plans for a carbon cap and trade scheme.
Dampiest says it’s her personal responsibility to “get on with the job” of opposing the carbon policy, but that she would also like to see the government “get rid of the carbon pricing scheme”.
“There is no reason for a politician to be opposed to the carbon cap,” she told ABC News.
“If you think about the climate, it is the biggest environmental challenge we face.
It is a major driver of the human population growth.”
What is a carbon fee?
A carbon fee is a levy that is applied to a specific type of emissions in a particular industry.
It can range from $10 per tonne to $100 per ton.
The carbon tax, or the carbon excise tax, is a direct tax on emissions in the economy, and does not apply to emissions from other sectors, such as electricity generation.
The Australian carbon price was introduced by the Labor government in 2007 and has been used to implement a range of climate policy changes, including the emissions trading scheme.
The Abbott Government introduced its carbon price on November 7, 2015.
It comes after more than a decade of discussions between the Coalition and the Howard Government about whether or not to introduce a carbon market.
The Coalition’s climate policy was originally proposed by Labor but it was later changed after a review by the Abbott and Rudd Governments.
The climate policy had previously been considered a policy for a transitional period, with the Labor Government saying it would not impose any direct costs on consumers, and would instead seek to manage climate change through market mechanisms.
But a review of the Abbott-Rudd Government’s climate policies by the Climate Council of Australia (CCA) found that they were “not working”.
It also found that the policies did not address “the complex social and economic impacts” of climate.
Dambier, a former adviser to former Prime Minister John Howard, has also become a leading voice in the Coalition to oppose the government carbon pricing plan.
In June 2016, Dhamiers carbon fee proposal was put to a cross-bench committee.
Dlamier told ABC Radio National that her carbon fee would cost Australians a lot more than the carbon market, and the Coalition “shouldn’t be putting it on the table at this stage”.
“The reality is we will have a very expensive carbon price.
We will have to find out what the cost will be, and then we will be looking at that and figuring out what to do,” she added.
“But the question is, what is the cost to the consumer?
What is the price that consumers pay?
Ms King told ABC Breakfast that the price could be “in the neighbourhood of $500”
What are we doing to get to a low carbon economy?”
Ms King told ABC Breakfast that the price could be “in the neighbourhood of $500