Labor under pressure on climate change stance, says minister
The Government is under increasing pressure from experts to drop its backing of the emissions trading scheme, saying its climate policies haven’t been implemented.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt says Labor wants to scrap the emi바카라 게임ssions trading scheme and instead replace it with a new market in Australian gas.
But Dr Kevin Rudd, who led the coal industry in Parliament when the emissions trading scheme was introduced, says Labor’s policies have not been implemented.
As Prime Minister, Mr Rudd is expected to be a big cheerleader of the scheme, which will help countries emit more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for free.
The scheme is designed to reduce emissions in Australia from around 600 million tonnes a year, and some parts of the country will see far more than expected as the world burns through fossil fuel reserves.
Labor has indicated it would take a carbon price and s에볼루션 카지노crap the scheme if the Coalition were to form government.
But some experts in Canberra say the Coalition has moved too quickly in trying to get the scheme off the ground.
Dr Rudd says he has had an “open mind” as to whether to sign up to the emissions trading scheme.
“We’ve had a really healthy debate in Australia about whether or not the emissions trading is working properly and, quite frankly, to me the Labor policy has been a bit of a distraction,” he said.
“In our own caucus there is a feeling… that perhaps the Labor policy has caused the Government to change its policies or something of that nature.”
Mr Rudd says he thinks Mr Rudd’s policy has been a distraction, and he wants the scheme to be scrapped.
“I just thought when the emissions trading scheme came up with the first emissions targets that we really thought if they’re doing all the stuff they have to do under the emissions trading they should at the very least, have an emissions trading capability in the future,” he said.
In a recent interview with 7.30, he said the Australian Government “has been trying to push the federal Labor government to do the right thing…평택안마 but if Labor wins it’ll be an excuse for Labor to give up the Greens.”
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