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Also published by The Breakthrough Institute, a progressive think tank based in Oakland, California.

Tony Abbott has declared war on the Rudd Government. He has kicked-off his leadership by implementing a polarisation strategy, with national climate change policy forming a central part of the political battlefield.

The new Opposition Leader has identified the proposed emissions-trading scheme as a weak point for the Rudd Government. Labor exposed its vulnerability with efforts to keep the public debate centred on climate change ‘skeptics’ and ‘deniers’, the best example of which being Rudd’s high-profile speech at the Lowy Institute late last year.

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Leigh Ewbank

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