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Greens back 10% challenge

Greens Leader Bob Brown has written to the Senate's President John Hogg urging Parliament House to take a lead in the 10% challenge campaign by Do Something! and CHOICE for a voluntary 10% cut in fuel, electricity and gas use.

A copy of Senator Brown's letter has gone to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Harry Jenkins.

"Here's a way for parliament to join the Australian community and business to parallel our carbon price committee's reach for binding cuts in pollution," Senator Brown said.

"I would turn off dozens of light switches in parliament house every session and no one would notice so achieving a 10% cut would be a cinch," Senator Brown said.



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