Cabinet documents 2000: Don't tie govt's hands on climate action, agencies told ministers

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
December 31 2020 - 1:00pm
The Coalition decided to wait for an international emissions trading scheme before introducing a domestic one, cabinet papers show. Picture: Shutterstock

Governments departments urged Coalition ministers in 2000 not to reduce Australia's options on climate change action by waiting for an international emissions trading scheme.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au