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Brown welcomes Rudd's hybrid.



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Senator Bob Brown Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania

Brown welcomes Rudd’s hybrid

31st May 07

Labor leader Kevin Rudd’s promise to swap to a hybrid car is welcome catch-up, Greens

Leader Bob Brown said today.

All four Greens senators have hybrid cars and, previously, Senator Brown had LPG (gas)

powered cars.

"And we welcome Queensland Premier Peter Beattie’s plan to charge higher registration

fees for gas guzzlers, a move the Greens have advocated for a decade," Senator Brown

said.

"But its important low-income people get help and that’s where a carbon tax comes in - it

can be used to help poorer people move to clean, green alternatives vehicles and to boost

public transport."

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