Murdock not a sceptic
LIKELY National Party candidate for the Tweed and Byron-based federal electorate of Richmond, Tania Murdock has welcomed the change of Liberal party policy on dealing with climate change, and says it may be up to families and individuals to take their own action.
Mrs Murdock, who is due to front National Party members this Sunday at a formal pre-selection meeting, said the federal government’s proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) rejected by the Senate yesterday was not the way to deal with climate change.
But she stressed she is not a climate change sceptic.
“I’m quite a strong believer that we need to look after our environment. I just don’t think the ETS was the solution,” she said.
“I’m quite a serious believer that we have some big issues to deal with in climate change.
“I have a pretty good understanding of the environmental concerns we have.
“I’ve got three kids who have to live in our future.”
“Personally I think individualpeople and families could do things that can combat some of the issues rather than just putting on a tax.”