Julia Gillard in an opinion piece in Fairfax National Times.
Australia must reject the extremes of the debate, no matter from where on the political spectrum they emerge.
This team did a 180º turn together!We see those who don't believe in climate science arguing that the government shouldn't act. I don't agree. I'll be taking my science from the CSIRO, not the radio shock jocks.We'll also see those who accept the science but whose environmentally extreme solutions would endanger our economy and the jobs of working people. We should reject that approach, too.
Ms Gillard accepts the "science" but her solution WILL endanger our economy. We should therefore reject her approach.
(Mr Abbott) has called for a ''people's revolt'' and is courting climate change deniers. He is attempting to harness those who disagree with the scientists to try to ensure nothing is done.
Ms Gillard, I can’t say this often enough. We know that climate changes, we know that climate will always change, has always changed. The only deniers, or probably more accurately pretend climate change deniers are the IPCC/Climategate cabal.
The Labor Party will do what it has always done. We'll protect the most vulnerable members of our society –
The Labor party will do anything to prop up the very vulnerable, very fragile hold on power. Any lie will do if it helps their slipping grip of power. Think of the hypocrisy of the “Independents” who signed on because they supported MS Gillard's policies, including “there will be no carbon (dioxide) tax….” Obviously, when Ms Gillard did a 180º turn after they signed on, they obviously had to do a 180º turn as well. Or were they already bolted on? IS that why former state Labor cabinet minister was handing out "how to Vote" cards for so-called Independent Rob Oakeshott in the last General Election (here). He drove three hours to hand out HTVs for Oakeshott. I wonder what Labor people around Cessnock thought of that?