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Labor says electric cars ‘unstoppable’ and Coalition wants to make Australia ‘like Cuba’

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Mark Butler signals Labor won’t retreat from policy following election defeatThe shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, has doubled down on the need for policy to drive the transition to electric vehicles in Australia, arguing electrification is “unstoppable” and declaring Australia will become like Cuba if the Coalition continues to obstruct progress.In his first significant comments post-election about the controversy around Labor’s policies to curb emissions from vehicles, Butler has used a speech to a conference in Sydney to blast the brutal partisan campaign the Morrison government ran during the federal election contest. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/27/labor-says-electric-cars-unstoppable-and-coalition-wants-to-make-australia-like-cuba

Author : Katharine Murphy Political editor

Publish date : 2019-08-27 10:13:27

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