Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been booed over his stance on climate change during a protest outside Parliament House in Canberra.
Protests against the Rudd government’s plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions were held around the country on Tuesday.
About 100 people attended the Canberra protest against Mr Rudd’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by between five and 15 per cent by 2020.
Mr Rudd was not present. He is in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.
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Greens Senator Christine Milne told those at the rally they were the beginning of a people’s movement that would reject weak climate policies.
“That is the death of the Great Barrier Reef,” Senator Milne said, of the targets.