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Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Page: 5477

Senator ABETZ (7:05 PM) —Very briefly, can I indicate that what we are debating is what the renewable energy target ought be—20 per cent or 30 per cent. Senator Wong’s party went to the election with a promise of 20 per cent, as we did, and, as I understand the situation, about 90 per cent of the Australian people voted for the two majors in relation to that. To suggest that some deal has been struck today in relation to changing that target is simply wrong. It has been our policy position for quite some time, endorsed by about 90 per cent of the Australian people.