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This FACT indicates the total carbon emissions, a form of greenhouse gas, of each state in 2009. The data is represented in millions of tonnes, and includes all types of carbon emissions, including those coming from the building, agricultural, and mining industries. This is a hot topic in Australia, and is high on the agenda for both federal and state governments, particularly since the introduction of the carbon tax in the federal government.
The state with the highest total carbon emissions is New South Wales with 154 million tonnes in 2009. The state with the least was the Australian Capital Territory at 1 million tonnes.