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Kelly encourages far south coast residents to attend climate change information session.



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Mike Kelly AM MP Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support

Office of the Hon. Dr Mike Kelly AM MP

Member for Eden-Monaro, Shop 16, City Link Plaza, Morisset Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Thursday 19 February 2009

Kelly encourages far south coast residents to attend climate change information session

The Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly MP today encouraged far south coast residents to attend a public information session on the Federal Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) at the Tathra Bowling Club (Dilkera Rd) on 26 February at 1pm.

Dr Kelly said this information session on 26 February will give people on the South Coast and Bega Valley a chance to learn more about the CPRS.

The sessions will include an introduction by the Minister for Climate Change, Penny Wong, and a presentation from the Department of Climate Change, via a Sky Channel broadcast.

Dr Kelly said: “I know there are many local residents who have a keen interest about how the Government is tackling climate change.

“I heard from a number of residents at a forum I held with Clean Energy for Eternity in Bega at the end of last year and I am glad the government is continuing this community consultation.

“The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will be a vital part of tackling climate change and these information sessions will give residents of the far south coast a better understanding of how the CPRS works.

“The introduction of the CPRS will constitute one of the most significant economic and structural reforms ever undertaken in the Australia economy.

“The Rudd Government’s White Paper proposes a way to transform the Australian economy to a low pollution future while helping households and businesses adjust to this economic transformation

“I encourage local residents to attend the forum at the Tathra Bowling Club on 26 February at 1pm”, said Dr Kelly.

These sessions are run by the Department of Climate Change. The session are being held via a satellite broadcast across the country to allow them to give many more people the opportunity to hear directly from the Government, than we could by holding seminars in person.

A telephone hotline will be open during the broadcast for participants to ask questions, with phones available at every venue. You can also email questions in advance when registering, at info@coomatechcentre.com.au

You must register to attend by phoning 1800 057 590 Monday to Friday between the hours of (8:30 am -7:00 pm AEST) or emailing info@coomatechcentre.com.au. Numbers are limited.

The White Paper outlining the final design of the scheme and Australia’s medium-term target range for reducing carbon pollution is available at: www.climatechange.gov.au/whitepaper/index.html

Media contact: Evan Langdon 0447 694 201 or evan.langdon@aph.gov.au