He’s an Albotross around Labor’s neck, via the AFR:
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has admitted it was a “mistake” to take the 45 per cent emissions reduction target to last year’s federal election, indicating Labor would reduce the target.
Mr Albanese said that while Labor wanted “ambitious” targets, the plan to cut emissions by 45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 was a policy developed in 2015 and should have been reviewed before last year’s election.
“Frankly, I think it was a mistake in 2019 to continue to say ‘well, we’ll do exactly what we’re doing in 2015″ – as if it hadn’t changed,” Mr Albanese told Sky News on Sunday.
Mr Albanese would not commit to outbidding the Coalition target – a reduction of 26 to 28 per cent – saying he hoped the government would take action before the 2022 election.
I know you’ve got to win some coal-loving QLD seats, Albotross, but the outright climate Satan across the aisle gives you some wriggle room now. A sharp juxtaposition with the Colaition on climate is an asset post-fires.
As well, two policy positions support the Coalition QLD vote. The lesser is coal. The greater is anti-globalisation expressed most pointedly via immigration skepticism.
Albotross may have neutralised the first but he’s stupidly freed ScoMo to pursue the second rendering his own coal play mute.
All ScoMo will have to do is pretend to cut immigration again and he will not only retain QLD, he’ll have superior environmental credentials, a better argument for wages, border protection and national security.
Bravo Albotross, bravo.