May 11, 2009

Wong and Rudd present ETS Plan B

Rudd must now be regretting he left the climate change debate to languish on the backburner for so long.

Mungo MacCallum

Canberra Press Gallery legend

At first glance the Government’s revised agenda for climate change has little to recommend it — an even more wishy-washy compromise which will end up achieving not much and gaining support from not many.

This is true enough, but it is worth remembering that its unmourned predecessor ended up with even fewer friends and no chance at all of getting passed into law. Plan B at least provides a basis for negotiation.

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