Coalition gives in-principle support to Kyoto 2

When Kevin Rudd signed the Kyoto agreement after John Howard held out for a decade, the federal government conspired with the states to effectively steal people’s land. Now, the Coalition wants more of the same.

THE Coalition has declared its backing for Australia’s involvement in a  second round of the Kyoto Protocol climate pact – a pledge that goes even  further than the Gillard government’s present stance.

Despite past resistance to Kyoto under John Howard,  Coalition climate action  spokesman Greg Hunt has given ”in-principle support” to Australia’s  involvement in a second round of the Kyoto deal, after the first round expires  in December.

His remarks came as new polling showed strong voter support for participation  in international climate deals, including ”Kyoto 2”.

Ignore the fact that Kyoto exempts China and India – the two biggest emitters – the Coalition just wants to feel good. And big countries like Canada are jumping ship, as we should be.


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3 Responses to Coalition gives in-principle support to Kyoto 2

  1. Sean McHugh says:


  2. Sceptical Sam says:

    Peter Spencer UPDATES See “effectively steal people’s land” para one above.

    Posted by Ian Gordon Hampton on September 3, 2012 at 1:38pm in Law & Legal

    Alastair McRobert provided the following updates:
    Peter Spencer represented by Peter King was in the Federal Court Sydney on Thursday 30 August, appearing before Justice Emmett. The Commonwealth wanted their motion (to restrict discovery to what Spencer already had) submitted last year heard. Spencer has consistently wanted adjournment. King argued the case with Justice Emmett saying that this denied natural justice and referred to to the landmark decision of the High Court. However, Emmett denied the adjournment and made orders that this be the subject of a directions hearing (before himself) on Friday 14 December.

    There will be a hearing of Spencer’s appeal against Emmett’s ruling denying Spencer discovery of Cabinet documents in the Federal Court on Monday 12 November. This hearing will before 3 judges of the Federal Court – NOT including Emmett.

    In Summary:

    The fight goes on
    The Commonwealth represented by Commonwealth Solicitor General continues to play games
    NO-ONE is surprised about that situation

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