Putting action into Direct Action

With the Coalition dominating the polls, it is time Tony Abbott nailed down some gospel truths about the Direct Action policy – and here's how he can do it.

As explained in the article From Direct Action to Abbott’s Gospel Truth (April 24), the clean energy sector must convert the Coalition’s Direct Action policy into some more detailed and unambiguous “gospel truth” commitments before the next election. Without further detail nailed down about this policy, it runs the risk of going the way of other grant tendering schemes that made for impressive press releases and precious little else.

In that prior article I listed two of these gospel truth commitments:

1) An institution to audit Australia’s progress to its emissions targets, with the board appointed by parliament rather than the government.

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