Senate debates

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Questions without Notice

Climate Change

2:10 pm

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) Share this | Hansard source

Everyone agrees that they will be needed to deal cost-effectively with climate change. All options need to be considered, including—I remind those opposite, especially in the far corner—nuclear energy. The task group released an issues paper on 7 February, and it identifies key questions for consideration in advising the Prime Minister on a workable emissions trading system in which Australia would be able to participate. Submissions responding to the issues paper are open until 7 March, and the task group will report to the Prime Minister by 31 May this year.


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