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Truss on Labor's CPRS

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Source: Warren Truss MP

Transcript of quotes from Mr Truss on the ABC’s The World Today

22 July 2009

Subject: Labor’s proposed carbon pollution reduction scheme

Warren Truss: “Well, he raises concerns about any suggestions that there are amendments that can be made to make this Labor CPRS legislation acceptable. The Nationals have said right from the beginning that this scheme is unacceptable, that it would be very damaging for Australian industry, and it won’t deliver any environmental benefits. So we remain opposed to Labor’s CPRS.”

“Well it would have to be very very substantially changed before the National Party could even contemplate supporting an emissions trading scheme of this nature. We will not support a scheme that costs Australian jobs, we won’t support a scheme that delivers nothing for the Australian environment and we won’t support a scheme that is way out of kilter with what’s

happening in the rest of the world.”

“We have principles. We have issues that we stand up for, and if we want the public to support us in an election - whether it be a normal routine election in two years time or some kind of contrived double dissolution - then the public will want to be sure we’re standing up for things and that we will deliver better outcomes for the country.”