The Canberra Times reports:
Greens leader Christine Milne has accused Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of being a “fake on climate” after the federal government confirmed it would dump the controversial fixed price on carbon.
The move – which will come at a considerable blow to the budget’s bottom line – will see the government scrap the initial fixed price phase and bring forward the start date of the emissions trading scheme to July 1 next year.
Senator Milne said the decision was “cowardly” and failed to realise that “we are living in a climate emergency”.
Greens leader Senator Christine Milne Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
“It’s all about politics not policy,” Senator Milne told ABC television on Sunday morning.
“Kevin Rudd is a fake on climate.”