Could We Have Had an ETS ?
Labor could have legislated for an ETS as soon as it came to power, opined the public servant. Enough was known about the available models. Or, more cautiously, the Rudd government could have proceeded with the Garnaut inquiry but kept it short and sharp. And wrapped up the issue in 2008. Before the disappointing outcome of Copenhagen and before swivel-eyed deniers took over the Coalition.
Easy to be wise after the event, of course. Sad to dwell on might-have-beens.
I bumped into Andrew Wilkie in the foyer of the Prime Minister’s office and said that this parliament would be judged by one issue : whether it prices carbon.