Letter to the Editor - Saturday, June 14: Garnaut spot-on
HAVING just read the government's "Emissions Reduction Fund" Green Paper, mainly because Mr Abbott was in Canada visiting his like-minded counterpart spruiking the evils of the ETS versus the DAP, I think Ross Garnaut's submission to the Senate Inquiry on the subject says it all.
"The Government has placed the Senate in the situation of a judge of a Martian beauty contest. The Senate was introduced to some indelicate features of the first contestant (the established policies) and invited to award the prize to the second contestant (Direct Action) while the second was still hidden from view."
"In the Green Paper on the Emissions Reduction Fund, the Government has lifted part of the veil which has hidden the second contestant. We have seen some gnarled toes, and people who are expert in these things can guess at the shape of the rest of the body. The glimpse of the second contestant should make us cautious about awarding the prize to the Martian under the veil until the second contestant is in full view."
Spot on Ross!
As expected from this lot on policy, strong on the rhetoric, weak on the detail.