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September 6, 2008

Ross Garnaut has adopted a softly softly approach to emissions trading ---cut emissions by 10% by 2020 ---and Australian business---heavy industry and the mining industry---- says that's far too much. The cost to the economy was just too great. We will all be ruined. Garnaut even qualified the 10% by saying that it should be 5% if the world failed to agree on a comprehensive strategy.

Penny Wong is now talking in terms of the importance of a "measured start" to an emissions trading scheme even though the consequences are larger increase global temperature and the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef,the Murray darling and Kakadu National Park.

No matter. The mining industry calls the shots. They want 5% cut at the most. The big unions sing from the same song sheet.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:06 PM | | Comments (4)


You know, for years the lie delivered Greenwards has been their alleged refusal to compromise, but the above demonstrates where the real refusal has lived for so long.
The corporate sector has never compromised, even when found palpably to be in the wrong (Hardies, Fairfax Qantas etc).
Look at what's still going on in Tasmania, even up to today
The corporate Nero arrogantly fiddles while Rome burns!

Things are being made easier and easier for the corporate sector.

Same situation as the Murray Darling mess. Do nothing and avoid upsetting a handful of loud people, wait for a catastrophe, then officially give up because it's all become too hard.

Now Anna Bligh wants a free ride (free permits) for Queensland coal and to accommodate growth in the mineral production sector.

How is that going to help protect the Great Barrier reef?