Malcolm Turnbull - heading in completely the wrong direction
"We will move as soon as possible to hold the inquiry Labor is too frightened to have," Mr Turnbull told The Australian.
"We are committed to a more ambitious target and a more effective climate change policy. Labor's current model appears too costly, too complex, and it is ineffectual in terms of cutting emissions."
It is believed the Coalition will advocate a 2020 reduction target far higher than Labor's proposed upper limit of 15 per cent, either by expanding the boundaries of the ETS to include emission-reducing activities currently excluded, such as biosequestration and revegetation, or by finding some other way to claim credit for reductions from those activities.
But Malcolm Turnbull appears to be trying to achieve the impossible - tougher emissions reductions but at lesser cost to business. It can't happen.
Where are you, Barnaby Joyce?
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