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Turnbull Says He Will Cross The Floor To Support Rudd Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

The former Opposition Leader, Malcolm Turnbull, has signalled his intention to cross the floor and support the Rudd government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill.

Turnbull spoke on the bill in the House of Representatives today. He told the House: “All of us here are accountable not just to our constituents but also to the generations that will come after them and after us.”

Turnbull told the House climate change is a global problem: “Climate change policy has to recognise these real risks, these real threats to the safety of our planet. It is an exercise in risk management and no reasonable person could regard the risk as being so low that no action was warranted.” [Read more…]

Senator Sue Boyce Crosses The Floor To Support Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

With Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership of the Liberal Party facing a crucial partyroom vote tomorrow, a Liberal senator, Sue Boyce, has indicated that she will cross the floor to support the Rudd government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

Boyce spoke in support of the Emissions Trading Scheme proposed by the government.

She supported remarks by fellow Liberal Senator Judith Troeth who called for nuclear power to be considered as part of the solution to lowering carbon emissions. [Read more…]