30 July 2008
The Australian government is currently developing policies to respond to the issues raised by the recently released Garnaut Report on climate change.
At a time when it might be hoped that a bi-partisan policy could be developed to ensure an effective national response to the issue, it would seem that the government is considering ignoring some key recommendations of the report in order to appease some powerful lobby groups with a vested financial interest in opposing those recommendations.
A significant factor in the determining the government’s stance seems to be to combat the apparent desire of the opposition to exploit popular fears about the impact of the proposed recommendations on the electorate.
In order to help further ignite the grass-roots movement demanding action on climate change Get-Up has launched a 'climate-torch relay'.
Visit the above website to find out how you or your town/suburb can participate. The site also contains information and invitations to action around the Garnaut report and long term solutions to fuel prices.