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Senate Inquiry will expose Direct Action sham

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Richard Di Natale 7 Jan 2014

The Greens today called for submissions to their inquiry into PM Abbott’s ‘Direct Action’ sham.

“The Greens’ Senate inquiry into Tony Abbott’s ‘Direct Action’ sham will expose it as an ineffective and costly smokescreen for government inaction,” said Acting Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale

“Tony Abbott might argue that CO2 is colourless and odourless but this reckless policy is friendless and it stinks. It hasn’t been endorsed by a single credible scientist or economist.

“Just weeks ago, Tony Abbott declared an end to corporate subsidies. What does the Prime Minister call his Direct Action plan that will pay the big polluters to supposedly reduce their emissions, with the taxpayer left to foot the bill.

“While the Abbott Government is taking economic and scientific advice from the IPA, our Senate Inquiry will hear from the real experts.”

Submissions can be made to the Greens Senate Inquiry until January 20 at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environme...

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