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Cut fossil fuel handouts, not Department of Climate Change staff

Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said:

"The government should be looking for savings measures by cutting wasteful multi-billion dollar handouts to fossil fuel companies, not by sacking people whose job it is to help protect the climate.

"It's hard to see how the carbon price and investments in clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency can be rolled out effectively if the Department of Climate Change loses a third of its staff.

"This kind of short term thinking can only bring long term pain."

 

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