At some point in June, the Australian government will announce it has spent up to $2.3bn over three years on a scheme that the prime minister believes is a reckless waste of public money.
|The government’s enthusiasm for the Direct Action |
climate policy has visibly waned since Malcolm
Turnbull returned to the leadership in 2015.
That is not how it will be expressed. If the past is a guide, the government is likely to quietly issue an understated press release saying the latest auction of the emissions reduction fund – the scheme better known as Direct Action, which the former environment minister Greg Hunt described as the centrepiece of Australia’s efforts to tackle climate change – has been a success.
However, the specifics of how the money is to be spent will be all but impenetrable to most people.
Read the story from The Guardian by Adam Morton - “Up in smoke: what did taxpayers get for the $2bn emissions fund?.”