Budget not Green Brown "Coal corporations are the winners"
The first Rudd / Swan Budget fails miserably to meet the urgent challenge of climate change, Australians Greens Leader Bob Brown said tonight.
"It is blinkered budgeting. It squibs on building the carbon-constrained Australia needed to tackle global warming. This is not futuristic. It is Howard-Costello lite," Senator Brown said.
"Labor is spending 40 times as much on Defence ($22 billion) as it is on tackling climate change - to around half a billion in the coming year."