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“Prime Minister Rudd has to stop pretending that former Prime Minister Gillard didn’t achieve an Emissions Trading Scheme,” Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

“She did what he couldn’t do.

“Julia Gillard negotiated with the Greens and got a great result.

“Rudd negotiated with the Coalition and failed.

“I would be delighted to debate Mr Rudd at the Press Club on climate change.”
Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne

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  1. Susan Bowes

    July 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I wonder if the debate will include acting to achieve a stable population?

    The Liberal/National Coalition, Labor Party/Katter/PUP and Greens either directly support or comply with rapid population growth policies that add over one million people to the population of Australia every three years – the size of Adelaide!

    Population growth multiplies all environmental impact. Until we get serious on numbers, our behavioural changes are undermined, and we are chasing our tails on sustainability.

    A sustainable Australia starts with a stable population and with the Stable Population Party contesting at the federal election, the public will have a unique opportunity to vote for a change that could be a first step towards a sustainable Australia.


    Population growth is already linked to all of Australia’s major problems.

    A stable population will:
    – Relieve overstretched infrastructure including hospitals, schools, roads and public transport

    – Ease cost of living pressures including housing, energy, water and transport

    – Protect our environment including food, water & energy resources, native bushland & animal habitats

    – Promote education and training to increase job opportunities for all Australians

    – Minimise overdevelopment including high-rise and sprawl

    – Create a more resilient economy to sustain and enhance prosperity

    Population is not a single issue, it is THE EVERYTHING ISSUE.

    We won’t resolve any of Australia’s major problems until we first resolve THE EVERYTHING ISSUE.

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