Emergency Climate Rally over CPRS
A Climate Emergency Rally in Melbourne was called at short notice for Wednesday, November 25 for 1pm. The Kevin Rudd Labor Government had announced the previous day the negotiations with Ian McFarlane of the Liberal Party to water down the Government legislation for an Emissons Trading Scheme - the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. Additional compensation to industry of $7.01 billion, including handouts to Coal Industry doubling to $1.5 billion, and $4 billion more in free permits to coal fired power station owners, and $1.1 billion to mining and manufacturing sector for increased energy prices. Less compensation to households.

Speakers included Adam Bandt, Greens candidate for the seat of Melbourne, Clive Hamilton Greens Candidate for Higgins, and Wendy Miller from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.

Read my news article: Polluters subsidised under emissions trading with households footing the bill (Nov 26, 2009) or Watch rally videos:
Climate Rally: Adam Bandt on CPRS Labor subsidies to coal
Clive Hamilton on the CPRS at Climate Change Rally Melbourne
Wendy Miller from Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) addresses Climate Rally in Melbourne
Kevin Rudd Char Ladies Corporation at Climate Rally Melbourne
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