The Australian Greens are calling on Labor to abandon its deal to cut the Renewable Energy Target, which was introduced to parliament today and allows for the burning of native forests.
"This is Bill Shorten's first big test on the environment, and it's time to walk away from this deal. Burning native trees is not renewable energy," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.
"This deal is bad for the climate, bad for jobs, and a disaster for the environment.
"Is Labor really going to help the government commit this environmental and economic vandalism?"