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Institute of Public Affairs dictates environment policy to Tony Abbott

logo-IPA-wolfWar on the environment a distraction from climate change policy, The Conversation, David Holmes, 11Feb14  “……The radical conservatism of the Coalition seems to be drawn from the same platform as the Institute for Public Affairs (IPA), which has entreated Abbott to ‘Be Like Gough’.

In a document posted on its website, the IPA declares open season on just about every publicly interested authority and organisation in Australia for which climate change ranks at the very top. Of 75 recommendations, climate change figures in four of the first six. These include:

  1. Repeal the carbon tax, and don’t replace it.
  2. Abolish the Department of Climate Change
  3. Abolish the Clean Energy Fund
  4. Repeal the renewable energy target

With recent talk that Abbott is about to appoint IPA ‘anti-renewable zealot’ Alan Moran to a new independent panel to review the Renewable Energy Target, it looks likely that all four of these recommendations will be ticked off nicely.

Nowhere on the planet is there a region that is going to feel the effects of climate change on its population than Australia, with heat-stressed soils, heatwaves, firestorms, flooding and cyclones. And yet, we have a government doing its level best to maximise measures that will only exacerbate global warming.http://theconversation.com/war-on-the-environment-a-distraction-from-climate-change-policy-22983

February 11, 2014 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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