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(generated from captions) of a drag on the local market. Good to see you, thank

you You're welcome. In a few

minutes Vanessa O'Hanlon will

be here with a look at the

national weather. Also ahead,

protesters have gathered outside Federal Parliament this

morning to pressure the Rudd Government to do more to help

the Tibetan cause. We will be

speaking to Dr Simon Bradshaw,

the campaign coordinatoror for

the Australia Tibet

Council. The government will

release its draft legislation

for an emissions trading scheme

today, but already some

unlikely critics have come out

of the woodwork. The

government's climate change adviser Professor Ross Garnaut

has told the ABC's 'Four

Corners' program that he is

disappointed with the scheme

and that vested interests may

have had an indue influence on

its design. For more on the

emissions trading legislation,

the Greens Deputy Leader

Christine Milne joins us now

good morning. Good from Canberra. Senator Milne,

morning. You met with Andrew

Robb last night to sort out the

terms of this Senate inquiry.

What did you agree to? We've

come to an understanding, which

I hope will be ratified in the coalition Senate party room

today, and essentially, the

inquiry will be setting up a

new Select Committee on climate

policy in the Senate, and it

will look at the terms of reference that Wayne Swan put

to the House of Representatives, that the

coalition has agreed to, and

that is questioning whether

emissions trading should be the

central plank of the response

to climate change. But also

incorporating the Greens'

concerns about the science and

the need more a much more

rigorous target. We also want

to look at renewable energy

efficiency, land use,

particularly protecting

terrestrial carbon, looking at

soil carbon. There are some

areas of interest and the

Greens are particularly keen to

look at ways of transforming

the economy to a net carbon

zero economy creating green

jobs. You say the targets are

not strong enough? No, they're

not. In Copenhagen this week

the world's leading scientists

are meeting to sound an alarm

bell for the whole planet to

say that we are tracking even

above the worst scenario put

out by the intergovernment al

panel last year. They say we

have to make deep cut bs and

that's our position. The

government wants this draft

legislation passed by June S

there any chance that will

happen? We're certainly not

engaged in trying to delay the

government's legislation but we

certainly want to have a very

good look at T we want to

explore this idea that by not

going 100% auctioning, by

giving out free permit the, by

having to pay the polluters

compensation, whether that will

make the scheme impossible,

whether it's going to make it a

big cost on the taxpayer in the

long run. We want to know about

the targets. We will be looking

at it and working as hard as we

can to green it up in the

government's time frame. It all

makes it sound like there's no

chance that it's going to be up

by mid next year, that this

scheme will be up and running.

Isn't it better to have

something there? This question, is something better

than nothing, can only be

answered in terms. Fact that if

you introduce something that is

very weak and you lock it in

until 2020, then that is not

actually a better outcome than

having nothing and being able

to introduce something much

better in the near term. So

science. this is the question of the

science. The scientists will

tell you you cannot go with 5

to 15%. That is irresponsible,

and by doing that, you are

condemning the whole planet to

ecosystem collapse, to climate

collapse. Now, we're certainly

not going to lock in something

that spells climate collapse.

Nor are we going to lock in

something that sees huge

compensation payments to the

big polluters when even the government recognises we can't be opting for

gives climate collapse. A lot be opting for a scheme that

of debate to come! Senator