Senate debates

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Renewable Energy Target

8:40 pm

Photo of Lisa SinghLisa Singh (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney General) Share this | Hansard source

I rise tonight to talk about Tony Abbott and the renewable energy target to remind us what we always knew and what we already know. We know that this conservative Liberal government is actively pursuing a vision of returning Australia to the 1950s: the decade in which the only conceivable limit on coal powered generation was how quickly we could burn it; the decade when no one thought it obsolete or awkward that a man was a minister for women; and the decade when scientific reports cited by a male leader of the government linked abortion with breast cancer.

We know that Tony Abbott is leading a government—


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