Xenophon and Turnbull – ETS is doomed

With every day that passes, the ETS slips through Penny Wong’s clutches. Nick Xenophon has called on the government to accept the inevitable, that the ETS won’t get through the senate.

“It should be pretty clear to the Government now that in its current form this legislation won’t pass the Senate,” Senator Xenophon said this morning.

The Government hoped to have its emissions trading legislation passed by the end of June ahead of a start date of July 1, 2010.

But [Opposition leader Malcolm] Turnbull said the Prime Minister was proceeding at a “reckless” pace.

“He’s on an ideological crusade which is to have an emissions trading scheme,” he told ABC Radio this morning. “He doesn’t seem to care what’s in it as long as he can tick that box. That’s not good enough.”

Despite the fact that the Opposition don’t have a decent alternative, this has to be good news for Australia.

Read it here.


  1. barking toad says:

    Your last sentence says it all.The crash of the flawed ETS is good. But the alleged ‘opposition’ hangs it’s hat on delaying it because of the current economic conditions.When is Turnbull going to get some balls and attack the junk IPCC ‘science’ that the concept is based on.

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