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The Hon John Cobb MP 

Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry  Federal Member for Calare 

 

We have a Citizen’s Assembly - Its Called Parliament 26-July-2010 Source: John Cobb, MP -

Prime Minister Julia Gillard Climate Change announcement has to be one of the lamest, half-baked excuses for a policy since ‘medicare-gold’ or ‘noodle nation’, Member for Calare, John Cobb said. “Never has a party in election mode been more gutless in avoiding and issue with enormous implications for Australia,” Mr Cobb said. “MPs and their leaders are elected and paid to represent and make decisions on Australia’s behalf. “There can only be one reason the Government has released such a lame policy and that is Julia Gillard’s backroom boys have already cut a deal with the Greens to do whatever it takes to stay in Government. “Julia Gillard wanted you to believe less than an evolutionary shiver ago Climate Change; ‘was the greatest moral challenge of our time’ and Australia had to lead the world by introducing emissions trading scheme (ETS). “Labor’s Climate Change Policy is weakest policy announcement of the election campaign to date and will unravel faster than Julia Gillard’s ‘East Timor’ boat people policy.

“Prime Minister Gillard’s announcement of a Climate Change Citizens Assembly is nothing more than a gimmick to take the focus away from the increased amount pensioners, families, and businesses will be forced to pay for the basic necessities of life like electricity, housing and food. “I do not support introducing a great big new tax on the Citizens of Calare. “The people of Calare are already struggling with the recent electricity price hikes brought about because of the Labor Party’s incompetence. “It is obvious the only reason the Labor Party Members are not dying of embarrassment is because they know that the deal, Bob Brown and Julia Gillard stitched up will ensure that Friday’s policy will go the same way of the 2020 Summit and amount to nought. Mr Cobb said the Greens/Labor preference deal which will see the Labor Party preference the Greens in the Senate is bad news for jobs and a Green controlled

Senate will increase the cost of living

Prime Minister Julia Gillard Climate Change announcement has to be one of the lamest, half-baked excuses for a policy since ‘medicare-gold’ or ‘noodle nation’, Member for Calare, John Cobb said.

“Never has a party in election mode been more gutless in avoiding and issue with enormous implications for Australia,” Mr Cobb said.

“MPs and their leaders are elected and paid to represent and make decisions on Australia’s behalf.

“There can only be one reason the Government has released such a lame policy and that is Julia Gillard’s backroom boys have already cut a deal with the Greens to do whatever it takes to stay in Government.

“Julia Gillard wanted you to believe less than an evolutionary shiver ago Climate Change; ‘was the greatest moral challenge of our time’ and Australia had to lead the world by introducing emissions trading scheme (ETS).

“Labor’s Climate Change Policy is weakest policy announcement of the election campaign to date and will unravel faster than Julia Gillard’s ‘East Timor’ boat people policy. “Prime Minister Gillard’s announcement of a Climate Change Citizens Assembly is nothing more than a gimmick to take the focus away from the increased amount pensioners, families, and businesses will be forced to pay for the basic necessities of life like electricity, housing and food. “I do not support introducing a great big new tax on the Citizens of Calare.

“The people of Calare are already struggling with the recent electricity price hikes brought about because of the Labor Party’s incompetence.

“It is obvious the only reason the Labor Party Members are not dying of embarrassment is because they know that the deal, Bob Brown and Julia Gillard stitched up will ensure that Friday’s policy will go the same way of the 2020 Summit and amount to nought.

Mr Cobb said the Greens/Labor preference deal which will see the Labor Party preference the Greens in the Senate is bad news for jobs and a Green controlled Senate will increase the cost of living.