Labor leader says Australian politics will be ‘broken’ until it abandons climate change scare campaigns

2 May 2019

Bill Shorten has gone on the offensive over new modelling of Labor’s climate policies, declaring Australian politics will be “broken” until it fronts up to the challenge of climate change.
On the hustings in Tasmania on Thursday, the Labor leader branded new work by BAEconomics “full of wrong assumptions”, and said the report would be filed under “P for propaganda”. He likened the report’s author, the economist Brian Fisher, to the “doctors that big tobacco companies used to roll out in the 70s and 80s to say that smoking was healthy for you”.
Shorten argued Australian politics was “broken because we haven’t actually dealt with climate change properly” and said it was time to desist with the scare campaigns that have dominated Australian politics for a decade.
Read the full Guardian article by Katharine Murphy including commentary by Prof Frank Jotzo.

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