Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a new plan for the offshore processing of carbon pollution.
Following the repeal of Australia’s controversial carbon tax, Mr Abbott said there needs to be a regional framework to deal with carbon pollution.
“Most of the carbon that has come to Australia has passed through other countries on the way,” said Mr Abbott.
“It shouldn’t be up to Australia to have to deal with this problem on its own.”
Mr Abbott said that the world’s biggest polluters – countries like Papua New Guinea and Nauru – should take the first step in processing the region’s carbon pollution.
In the meantime, Mr Abbott vowed to turn back any attempts for the climate change debate to enter Australian politics again.
Opposition attacks carbon pollution offshore processing
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Mr Abbott’s carbon pollution and climate change policies were “a disgrace” for reasons that didn’t require further explanation.
Mr Shorten added that the Labor Party had “a much better policy” that he would reveal a week before the next Federal election.
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