'Toothless' or ' alarming' - reaction to the Zero Carbon Bill

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 08 May 2019

By Pattrick Smellie May 8 (BusinessDesk) - Reactions to the net zero carbon emissions legislation released today range from Greenpeace attacking it as "toothless" and "miserly" to Federated Farmers calling it "frustratingly cruel". Two key issues are at the heart of those assessments. The government's decision not to give the independent Climate Change Commission statutory powers to require action on climate change angered the environmental lobby group. Pastoral agriculture lobbyists are alarmed at what they consider as an unachievably st...
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