Macfarlane’s attack on Beazley and Kyoto clearly shows he doen’t get the big picture
Under Kim Beazley, Labor has already committed itself to a dark,
expensive, energy-less future for all Australians, brought about by the
introduction of a quasi, ill-conceived emissions trading program, said
Federal Industry, Tourism and Resources Minister, Ian Macfarlane in a
Costly Kyoto: The Beazley Blueprint will advocate a future where
electricity and petroleum costs more and jobs will be sacrificed in the
name of a short-sighted protocol on greenhouse emissions arrest.
Electricity up 50pc and 15,000 jobs gone: The ABARE Outlook
2002 report on Climate Change found that if Australia were to ratify
the Kyoto Protocol, Australian electricity prices could be 50 per cent,
about A6 cents a kilowatt hour, higher than they would otherwise be by
2015. LaborÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own research shows that the introduction of their carbon
tax would cost Australia more than 15,000 jobs.