Posted 31 March 2010
"Kevin Rudd declared climate change 'the great moral and economic challenge of our time'. Now the legislation has become less important than getting 30 per cent of the GST from the states so the Commonwealth can rearrange financing in the hospital system. Can a momentous moral challenge fizzle out like this? Or are you beginning to suspect that all the crisis, all the urgency, was politically driven?......As it is, Earth Hour has become an apt metaphor for their tactical approach - a time to spread darkness rather than illumination." – Former Treasurer Peter Costello, writing in the Melbourne Age.