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MORRISON GOVERNMENT ADMITS CLIMATE POLICY FAILURE

October 30, 2019

The Morrison Government has quietly admitted their expensive fig-leaf Abbott era approach to climate change is a gross failure.
 
With carbon pollution rising since 2014, and projected to rise all the way to 2030 according to the Government’s own projections, it has been revealed that the Government has hastily created a secret “expert panel” to deliver urgent recommendations about how to fix their failed approach to climate change.
 
This confirms what every expert observer, concerned citizen and the international community has known for years; the Liberals claims about delivering their inadequate Paris targets “in a canter” is nothing short of a lie.
 
Tinkering around the edges of the Liberals Abbott era policies, as this panel is tasked to do, will not deliver the clean energy economy Australia needs to embrace to deliver real action on climate change and to support the clean energy industries and jobs of the future.
 
We continue to see the Morrison Government attack renewable energy, refuse to introduce a national energy policy to deliver clean energy investment, refuse to introduce any policy to cut transport, industrial, waste or other sectoral emissions, all while planning to use taxpayer funds to build new coal power plants.
 
Only a comprehensive approach, based on the best available science, and supported by real policies to cut pollution, will finally see Australia tackle climate change.

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