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Australia rips up climate-change policies

Posted on 11 September 2013

Australia’s landslide election result seems to be bad news for the climate. Following the election of a new government, Australia is to abolish its emissions trading scheme, disband a climate advisory body and institute a carbon reduction policy that experts say will fail to meet its meagre target.
It will also scale back the country’s embryonic National Broadband Network and direct funding away from research projects it deems “ridiculous”. The conservative Liberal-National coalition, headed by incoming prime minister Tony Abbott, triumphed at the polls this weekend. It ran for election with a core idea of “scrapping the carbon tax”………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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