2011-09-19 23:06:47Four Corners episode - The carbon wars


The current affairs program Four Corners that aired tonight (Monday) was about the carbon debate here in Australia and the extreme fringe groups that are protesting.

"For nearly a decade Australian political leaders have been at war over the best way to tackle climate change. Former Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull was the first casualty. He lost his job because he supported a price on carbon. The former Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was next to go, after his polls collapsed when he dropped his plan to put a price on carbon. Now Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces an electoral revolt led by activists who say she doesn't have a mandate to introduce a carbon tax. And Opposition leader Tony Abbott is supporting this "people's revolt", hoping to force an early election."

It should appear here for viewing: http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/four%20corners

 Four Corners website: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2011/09/15/3318364.htm