Statement made on 27 October 2009 by Senator Grant Mitchell
Hon. Grant Mitchell:
Honourable senators, a number of months ago the government announced its carbon CO2 greenhouse gas reduction target of 20 per cent below 2006 levels by 2020. Everyone who is concerned about these things knows that while that target does not actually reflect what would be required by science, if it is ever started, it would be a start.
Could the Leader of the Government in the Senate please tell us whether the government's commitment to starting to do something about this target is contingent upon getting an agreement at Copenhagen, which the minister has announced he does not think will be possible?
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