Robert McLean's Podcast

Climate Solutions Fund - putting lipstick on a pig

February 26, 2019 Season 1 Episode 86
Robert McLean's Podcast
Climate Solutions Fund - putting lipstick on a pig
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Robert McLean's Podcast
Climate Solutions Fund - putting lipstick on a pig
Feb 26, 2019 Season 1 Episode 86
Robert McLean
Putting lipstick on a pig will not ease the climate problems
Show Notes

Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison led a barrage against the media yesterday (February 25) talking about and promoting his government's latest effort in the climate change space - the "Climate Solutions Fund" (CSF).
Few commentators had much to say in support of the CSF and the frequently used phase was "putting lipstick on a pig" as most considered it was a reboot of Tony Abbott's less than successful Direct Action Policy.
Katharine Murphy from The Guardian was less than complimentary of the government's new policy; Giles Parkinson from RenewEconomy had few kind words for what the PM was proposing and a senior lecturer in economics from the University of Queensland, Ian A. Mackenzie wrote in The Conversation describing the policy as a "rebadged rehash of old mistakes".



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