The Australian Government will continue to receive independent advice on climate policy and the RET, now the Greens in the Senate have blocked the abolition of the independent Climate Change Authority.
"It's ridiculous that Tony Abbott is blocking action on global warming, and undermining renewable energy, by rejecting the experts who can tell him how to maximise opportunities," said Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.
The Government continues to downplay the security significance of climate change while wasting time and money pursuing the dud Joint Strike Fighter, the Greens warned today after the release of the Defence White Paper.
Governments around the world spent $1.75 trillion - $4.8 billion per day - on military expenses in 2012, an amount higher than Cold War peaks - with Australia among the five biggest military spenders in our region.*
"If governments spent 4.8 billion per day on addressing environmental, economic, food and human security, many of the root causes of armed conflict would be eliminated," said Greens spokesperson assisting on Defence, Senator Scott Ludlam, on the third Global Day of Action on Military Spending.