Govt says RET 'broken', but the polls say they are

Ministers Hunt and Macfarlane have written to Labor asking to recommence negotiations over the Renewable Energy Target while saying the scheme is 'broken' and has to be cut. Don't be distracted by the bluster, they'll concede to see this barnacle gone.

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane and Environment Minister Greg Hunt have written to Labor's Environment spokesperson, Mark Butler requesting recommencement of negotiations over the future shape of the Renewable Energy Target.

While a large proportion of the letter reads as a defiant attack on the Labor Party for refusing to concede to the Government's demand to slash and burn the scheme, this is likely to be a bit of bluff and bluster.

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