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HUNT'S HOWLERS SHOW TURNBULL SELL-OUT

April 27, 2016

Greg Hunt should think twice about renominating himself as ‘World’s Best Minister’ next year after his absolute shocker of a media release.

His erroneous claims show once and for all that Mr Turnbull has sold out his views and is now just running a rich man’s Abbott Government.

HUNT HOWLER #1

Labor’s modelling of Labor’s policy when Labor was in Government showed that to achieve a similar target, wholesale electricity prices would need to be 78% higher in 2030. This would drive up electricity costs for Australian families, pensioners and businesses.

This is wrong, the Clean Energy Council refuted this in August 2015 – LINK. Former Reserve Bank Governor Bernie Fraser called it "weird".

 

HUNT HOWLER #2

Bill Shorten and Mark Butler are also kidding themselves when they say an Emissions Trading Scheme isn’t a carbon tax.

Mr Turnbull has repeatedly outlined the difference so Ministers with an IQ the same as their shoe size can tell the difference – see attachment below.

 

HUNT HOWLER #3

We have a policy that’s working. Through our Emissions Reduction Fund 92.8 million tonnes of emissions reduction has been contracted at less than 1 per cent of the cost of Labor’s carbon tax.

Then why has Australia slipped 10 places on the bi-annual Yale Environmental Performance Index from 3rd in 2014 to 13th in 2016?

This is the same index Greg Hunt described as:

KELLY O'SHANASSY: Australia is not at the front of the pack. We're not in the middle of the back. We're at the back of the pack and we can do so much better than that.


GREG HUNT: Well I'd have to disagree. And the reason I say that is the Yale Environment Performance Index, the most credible, scientifically-based, hard data-based analysis in the world, ranks Australia number three of 178 countries in terms of our environmental performance.

ABC 7:30 – 24 November 2015

Mr Turnbull should immediately clarify whether he supports the completely bogus claims from the World’s Best Minister.

Mr Turnbull and his Government are still wedded to Tony Abbott’s widely-ridiculed Direct Action policy, which wastes taxpayers’ money paying big polluters to keep polluting.

The Liberals are spending billions of dollars of taxpayer money and all they are getting is more pollution.

This is the wasteful, inefficient policy Malcolm Turnbull once called:

“ a recipe for fiscal recklessness on a grand scale”

“an environmental fig leaf to hide a determination to do nothing”

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