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Coalition reignites climate war over Labor’s emissions policy – politics live

Coalition reignites climate war over Labor’s emissions policy – politics

Government MPs have lashed out at Labor over its emissions target, with arguments in parliament’s corridors. All the days events, live 9.20pm GMT As expected, the government has lost its mind over Labor’s zero emissions by 2050 policy, despite major private interests, including BHP, the Business Council of Australia, as well as the UK conservatives, and practically every single state and territory in Australia already on board.Angus Taylor says we don’t need targets. Except for the 2030 target. That’s fine. But 2050 – pffft. What the government has is a long term strategy. See the difference? People will just get on with it, he says. It has to be “technology not taxes which lead the way,” Taylor says. Labor has ruled out a carbon tax. What a load of rubbish. What a load of pig manure. He’s going to reach out to you. He’s going to reach out to the coal mines. Don’t worry, fellas, we’re reaching out to you. We’re reaching out and saying you’re going to lose your job. Reaching out, that’s how you’re going to do it. You’re going to make the equation work by putting trees back on people’s properties whether they like it or not. We’re going to let the shrubs grow back on the country. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2020-02-23 21:27:16

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