Bowen flags Labor treachery in Greens deal.
Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese opening more coal and gas outfits will have him bear responsibility for the disastrous global warming impacts on Australians, former Greens leader Bob Brown said today.
“The Greens have fought for no new coal and gas and Albanese rejected that outright. It is a colossal mistake. Instead, the Greens will get a hard cap on emissions which stops half the proposed 100+ future coal and gas projects going ahead. Their strong stand for no new coal or gas will be vindicated as the impact of rising temperatures, worse storms, coral bleaching, drought and sea-level rises wreak havoc on every Australian’s wellbeing.”
“Minister Bowen flagging today that he may ‘amend the rules to amend the cap’ is flagging Labor treachery. If he does that he will bring the house down. Australians, not least Labor voters, will want him to have the integrity to stand by the hard cap agreement and if he reneges he will be selling out to profit the coal and gas billionaires at the planet’s expense.”