Greg Hunt says he doesn’t want an emissions trading scheme, Clive Palmer says he does. But Hunt’s Direct Action plan might ultimately take us there anyway.
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Abbott’s Direct Action policy could let the few companies that produce the most pollution off the hook as Greg Hunt reaffirms commitment to climate change.
Tony Abbott owes his job and political reincarnation to his crude perspective on climate change. But his policy will not serve the nation well.
In their latest displays of breathtaking ignorance, Tony Abbott and his coterie are acting on what was once implicit: that Direct Action is a construct of a party that simply doesn’t accept the science. Meanwhile in Germany, the two biggest political parties have signed a deal to increase renewable energy targets for 2020 and 2030.
Delayed briefly by a debate over name-calling, Tony Abbott’s first order of Parliamentary business was to introduce his party’s legislation to repeal the carbon tax. But what do Australia’s business leaders think about it all?
After years building one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon pricing packages, the Labor Party is reportedly ready to abandon it. Those who have watched the Labor Right in action will not be surprised if this comes to pass. Here are some reasons why this may come to pass, and some why it won’t.