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Liberal Party moderates blame climate policy for Wentworth by-election debacle

Moderates blame climate policy for Wentworth by-election debacle THE AUSTRALIAN 21 Oct 18 GREG BROWN, Moderate Liberal MPs have urged Scott Morrison to take action on climate change and embrace the “broad church” of its voters after the mammoth swing in the Wentworth by-election.Trent Zimmerman, Jason Falinski and Tim Wilson — who represent blue-ribbon electorates that are affluent and socially progressive — say the government needs to do more to show it is serious about combating climate change and working to meet the Paris targets.

………..Treasurer Josh Frydenberg yesterday said the government would not change its energy policy because of a loss in Wentworth.

Conservative NSW MPs Craig Kelly and Alex Hawke said the government should put a higher priority on reducing the price of electricity than lowering carbon emissions……..

October 21, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics

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