Australia Climate Plan Has 'Backfired' on PM, Lawmaker Says

Australia Climate Plan Has 'Backfired' on PM, Lawmaker Says

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Julia Gillard, Australia's prime minister, right, releases details on the proposed carbon tax and emissions trading program, during a news conference in Canberra. From left to right are: Tony Windsor, independent lawmaker, Christine Milne, Greens climate spokeswoman, Bob Brown, Greens party leader, Greg Combet, Australia's minister of climate change, and Rob Oakeshott, independent lawmaker.