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Gillard dumps citizens assembly as Labor, Greens strike alliance deal

From: The Australian

JULIA Gillard has dumped her election promise to deliver a citizens assemby to debate a carbon price under today’s formal deal with the Greens to support a Labor government.

The lampooned policy, which was condemned by the Coalition and the Greens at the last election as nothing more than a talkfest, has been replaced by mutual agreement with the Greens by a parliamentary committee.

But no agreement has been reached on a timeframe for a carbon price, which the Greens and Labor agree is vital to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by 2020.

The Greens this morning struck a formal deal with Labor to govern but the fate of Australia’s next prime minister still lies with the independents.

“The Greens will ensure supply and oppose any motions of no-confidence in the government from other parties or MPs,” leader Bob Brown said at a media conference in Canberra a short time ago.

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  1. September 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

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