Gillard "cautious on climate change"

Yes, Prime Minister

All the ecotards are crawling out of the woodwork, pressuring Gillard to resurrect the ETS. But initial signs are that Gillard is resisting, at least for the time being:

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she is in no hurry to start emissions trading, resisting pressure from green groups to take faster action on climate change.

Labor’s decision in April to delay emissions trading until at least 2013 contributed to a dramatic dive in the standing of the government and former prime minister Kevin Rudd [and that’s not because people wanted an ETS, but because it showed that Rudd had no principles and about as much backbone as a jellyfish].

Ms Gillard indicated it would be business as usual on emissions trading under her watch, because there wasn’t a community consensus on the need for a price on carbon.

“First, we will need to establish a community consensus for action,” Ms Gillard told reporters today, shortly after her election as Labor leader.

“If elected as prime minister [at the next election], I will re-prosecute the case for a carbon price at home and abroad.”

She would pursue that argument “as long as I need to” to win over the community.

But the usual climate whingers are on Gillard’s back already, such as John Connor from the Climate Institute, and Greenpeace of course, all with vested interests and political agendas to pursue. At least Gillard acknowledges that there isn’t a community consensus on the issue at the moment…

Read it here.

Comments

  1. The Loaded Dog says:

    “First, we will need to establish a community consensus for action,”

    This is simply code for a need to mould the populace further through green propaganda.

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