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Greens will move again for inquiry into Direct Action sham

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Greens will move again for inquiry into Direct Action sham

The Australian Greens will move again in the Senate for an inquiry to expose the government’s Direct Action sham, but will not delay a vote on the repeal of the carbon price.

“The Greens will continue to take a strong stand against Tony Abbott and his attempt to roll back action on global warming,” Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

“Now is not the time to delay or equivocate.

“Labor have backflipped on global warming so many times already, and now they want a delay so they’re not forced to vote down Mr Abbott’s bad policy.

“The Greens of course want to expose Tony Abbott’s Direct Action sham.

“That’s why today I’m announcing the Greens will move again to establish a Direct Action inquiry and that I’ll be seeking to work with Labor to come to an agreed terms of reference.

“We want to work with the Labor party to ensure the flaws in Direct Action do not go unscrutinised.

“The Greens are the only ones who are standing strong and saying we want action on global warming and we will vote down any attempt to go backwards.

“Delay only means Mr Abbott has more chance to carry on his scare campaign. If we care about protecting Australians from global warming, it’s important both the Greens and Labor stand up to Mr Abbott, defend the clean energy laws, and not give in or weaken our position.”

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