The ALP reveals its carbon cynicism

By pulling out of negotiations with major carbon emitters, Julia Gillard has all but given up the chance to reach a 5 per cent emissions reduction by 2020.

Labor's backflip on the 'contract for closure' process that aimed to shut down our most polluting brown-coal generators has thrown carbon politics into the sharpest relief yet – and it's clear the three main parties are trying to achieve very different outcomes.

The policies are founded in idealism (Labor), extreme idealism (Greens) and cynical pragmatism (Coalition).

{{content.question}}

{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'SMS Code Sent…' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Mastercard

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles