Australian news, and some related international items

Australia’s Liberal Party would shut down Climate Change Department

Climate change department for chop: Hockey,  THE AUSTRALIAN, Sid Maher ,August 04, 2011 OPPOSITION Treasury spokesman Joe Hockey said last night he would consider disbanding the Department of Climate Change if the Coalition were to win the next election.

Mr Hockey, appearing on the ABC’s Lateline program, had been asked about the Coalition’s plan to cut 12,000 public servants’ jobs in a bid to rein in budget spending and went on to single out the department.

Mr Hockey attacked the accuracy of modelling carried out by the department in relation to the government’s carbon tax…………..This came after Climate Change Minister Greg Combet was challenged by advocates to put nuclear electricity generation on the table as Australia debates the best ways to produce low-emissions power and cut carbon pollution by 80 per cent by 2050….


August 6, 2011 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics |

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