Government committed to Direct Action- Hunt

Government committed to Direct Action- Hunt

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt says the government will consider amendments by the Palmer United party to address climate change.

The comment comes as the party’s leader Clive Palmer joined US environment activist Al Gore yesterday and announced the party will support the abolition of the carbon tax, as long as it is replaced with an Emissions Trading Scheme, not Direct Action as the Abbott government has proposed.

Mr Palmer also announced the party will vote to keep the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Climate Change Authority.

The Palmer United party will hold the balance of power in the new Senate, which comes into effect next Tuesday.

But while Mr Hunt says the government will consider the party’s position, he has made it clear the Coalition is committed to Direct Action.

Meanwhile Greens leader Christine Milne has called on Mr Palmer to give the Greens more information about his climate change policy.

Senator Milne says the current legislation will move to an ETS anyway, so more explanation is needed.

Mr Palmer is meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott this morning, to discuss his position on climate change.

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