UN report says Australian govt. is a "free-rider" on climate change, revoking carbon tax & blocking climate action
Author: Clancy Wright, Independent Australia, Published on: 17 July 2015
“Australia now a rogue middle-power under Abbott”, 9 July 2015
Australia, as critics now note, is the only country to have ever passed, and then repealed, a market based mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…In 2014, Tony Abbott took his carbon tax repeal one step further and publically declared that he and Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, were building a coalition with fellow conservative leaders in New Zealand and the United Kingdom to oppose and obstruct global carbon pricing...A remark within a recent report headed by former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, which states 'With one of the world's highest levels of per capita emissions, Australia has gone from leadership to free-rider' is representative of the worlds’ perception of Australian climate change policy.