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Shadow Minister supports Asia-Pacific Climate Partnership; says there is no split in ALP.

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Friday, 13 January 2006


MARK DAWSON:  The Federal Opposition’s resources spokesman Martin Ferguson has given strong support to the Asia-Pacific Climate Partnership. At a conference in Sydney yesterday, the partnership announced moves to identify clean technologies and Australia committed $100 million towards clean energy projects.


Labor’s acting leader Jenny Macklin condemned the partnership’s lack of emission targets but Mr Ferguson has praised the meeting for involving business. He denies that the party is divided on the issue.


MARTIN FERGUSON:   There’s no split in the Labor Party. The debate about climate change is a very tough debate. The Labor Party is not monolith with some single-minded view. There are going to be a process of difference emphasis here and there.