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Kerryn Phelps confirmed as new independent MP: makes climate change action her first priority

Kerryn Phelps zeroes in on climate change and Peter Dutton’s eligibility
Officially declared Wentworth byelection winner, MP wants to stop Adani and will seek urgent briefing on minister, Guardian, Paul Karp and Anne Davies, Mon 5 Nov 2018
 The newly minted independent MP for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, has pledged to tackle climate change policy as her first priority after she was formally declared the winner of the once blue ribbon Liberal seat in Sydney’s east.

Phelps said she would move to reinstate the Climate Change Authority to provide a scientific voice in the debate, put forward reforms to vehicle emissions standards and look at ways to use the crossbench clout to stop the Adani coalmine.

“We can stop fiddling around with talking about new coalmines because no one wants to fund them,” she said.

“Government policy needs to establish a foundation for business to invest in renewables for our future and to protect our environment. That is something the Australian people are saying they want.”

Phelps also said she will seek an urgent briefing on the constitutional eligibility of Liberal MPs Peter Dutton and Chris Crewther, adding that she had received legal advice that she did not have any section 44 issues that might affect her own eligibility to sit………



November 5, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics

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  1. Reblogged this on jpratt27 and commented:
    Good news

    Comment by John | November 5, 2018 | Reply

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