Last week as talk turned to the government’s imminent Emissions Trading Scheme and with the fumes of petro politics still lingering in the air, the SMH noted that “the Government and the Opposition realise it would be political suicide to make fuel even more expensive”.
Try telling that to Professor Ross Garnaut. And that’s the interesting thing about today’s release of the Garnaut Report draft. Political suicide is of no consideration.
Which is why politicians are so terrified of what he’s going to say. At the very least, it should make for some interesting reading.
Hold your breath along with Kevin, Penny, Brendan, Wayne and Greg and tune in to Crikey’s coverage of the Garnaut report draft, released at The Press Club at lunchtime today.
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Check the Crikey website from 3pm for updates, commentary and everything-you-need-to-know about Professor Garnaut’s recommendations for the Rudd government’s imminent Emissions Trading Scheme. (Hint — it involves putting prices up.)