Senate debates

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Questions without Notice

Emissions Trading Scheme

2:57 pm

Photo of David JohnstonDavid Johnston (WA, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy) Share this | Hansard source

I congratulate you, Mr President, upon your election and I congratulate the Deputy President upon his election. My question is to the Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Wong. Is the minister aware of the Business Council of Australia’s warning that the minister’s emissions trading scheme as set out is a company killer? Has the minister seen reports that the jobs of up to one million Australians who work in trade exposed emissions intensive industries are at risk from a rushed and poorly designed emissions trading scheme? Why is the government putting Australian jobs at risk to this extent by rushing its emissions trading scheme?

Comments

ben rogers
Posted on 27 Aug 2008 11:10 am (This comment has been reported to moderators)

why are people still confused about the fact that without the environment there are no jobs? what possible reason can you have for wanting to delay action on climate change? people who do well in business are always going to do well in business, out of the carbon trading scheme there will be new industries, whole new opportunities... yes some transition but whats the alternative? sit on our hands and wait for the rest of the world to beat us to the punch in the development of these new industries? come on people get a clue and stop living in the past

Jenny Watson
Posted on 6 Feb 2013 10:44 pm (Report this comment)

Ben You are right I am also thinking about it that why peoples are so confused. They should analyze what is reality.

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