How will Labor fund its plan to take some older cars off the road and replace them with slightly newer ones for dubious environmental benefits?
The move will be financed by cutting into existing carbon reduction programs, including $200million from the flagship solar power incentives and $150million off the renewable energy scheme that provides rebates to householders for solar hot water and heat pump systems.
Ms Gillard revealed that a total of $520million in cuts would be made to existing carbon reduction programs, including $150million off the controversial carbon capture and storage research program.
She then announced that schools spending would be paid for by cutting funding for teachers, and new regional health centres would be built by sacking a third of the country’s doctors.
I can’t believe these parties mock the Greens for being unrealistic.
ELSEWHERE: I did like this attack in The Australian on the Greens and ALP preferencing each other:
This rainbow coalition could well give Australia a revived mining super profits tax, a carbon tax, softer border protection, more power to the unions and gay marriage, among other Green policies.
A preference deal does not a “coalition” make, but – oh noes! How terrible the above things must sound to the progressive voters thinking of voting Greens!