With more time on his hands on the backbench the Legislative Assembly’s hardest working member, Richard Mulcahy, has had time to come up with an environment policy.
Sadly it’s a stupid, statist one.
“I hope a programme can be developed that will incorporate practical measures to reduce energy wastage and costs, including close involvement by government in encouraging and supporting sensible environmental measures. We have to ensure the community gets behind environmental policy and a ‘penalty’ approach is not the way to secure public support.”
Or you could put appropriate price indicators in place and let people figure out the best way for themselves to conserve resources.
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Sadly that’s much less fun for MLA’s than having Government programs reaching into every aspect of our lives to reach arbitrarily defined KPI’s.
The ABC reports that the Greens’ Deb Foskey thinks it doesn’t go far enough.