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Climate politics trumps climate action with Hill appointment.



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Bob Brown

Climate politics trumps climate action with Hill appointment

Media Release | Spokesperson Bob Brown

Tuesday 21st July 2009, 2:25pm

The Rudd Government's appointment of Robert Hill to head the Australian Carbon

Trust has a lot to do with wedging the Coalition, the Australian Greens said today.

Robert Hill, as Liberal Environment Minister, played a key personal role in weakening

the Kyoto Protocol at negotiations in 1997, undermining global climate action for

years afterwards and setting Australia up as a global climate spoiler by not ratifying

the Protocol.

"Robert Hill has been no friend of the climate and his appointment will not impress

international negotiators," said Senator Bob Brown.

"The Carbon Trust is becoming not much more than a token gesture."

"Meanwhile, the Rudd Government is still insisting on linking the vital renewable

energy target legislation to the fundamentally flawed emissions trading legislation,"

Senator Brown said.

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