Emissions or omissions? Politicians create too much hot air – but the
Labor Party seems to have been strangely reticent to say anything
during this week’s Asia Pacific Partnership conference on climate
change in Sydney.

Shadow environment minister Anthony Albanese has marked the meeting of
the alternative Kyoto group by, er, staying on leave. Shadow
Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Heritage, Jennie George, is
away, too.

Acting opposition leader and perfect number two – no threat to anyone
in the top job, ever – Jenny Macklin is on deck. She, however, has
chosen to make a stand on the Sydney summit via statements in, er, Melbourne and Brisbane.

So no wonder shadow resources minister and advocate of scrapping the
ancient three mines policy, Martin Ferguson, has decided to mark the
week by issuing a “think positive, mine uranium” statement.