Who's in charge of Coalition climate policy?

It's hard to get a line on the opposition's Direct Action plan when Coalition MPs keep putting forward contrasting interpretations. Tony Abbott must make it clear just where the party stands.

This week we have been greeted by yet further interpretations of the Coalition’s climate change policies, first from Joe Hockey, and then from new recruit Angus Taylor, the Liberal candidate for the seat of Hume in NSW.

Joe Hockey’s reinterpretation of Direct Action

First on Joe Hockey, who when asked about the financial losses to Hydro Tasmania from abolishing the carbon price said the following,


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