Union president Andrew Dettmer writes in the Guardian:
I have news for Tony Abbott.
Abolishing the price on carbon won’t make climate change go away.
Abolishing the Climate Commission won’t make climate change go away.
Believing the opinion of shock jocks as opposed to the facts of science won’t make climate change go away.
Wishing it wasn’t so is not going to save our environment or save our economy. Tony Abbott’s climate change decisions are a huge threat to the future of jobs and industry in Australia.
His campaign against the tax is well known, but less well understood is his destruction of the underpinning policies designed to create the jobs and industries of the future, in the form of assistance packages and financial arrangements under the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.