International Panel On Climate Change

18 Jun 2008 speecharchive

This speech is to indicate the Liberal Party's support for the International Panel On Climate Change.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (23:12): I apologise to the mover of the previous motion that, as a party, we were unprepared for this. However, I will not name anyone within our party who might have been responsible for making sure that we had a party position on this. Suffice to say that I understand that this motion is to expel the climate change sceptics, wherever they may be lurking within the parliament, and to advise that they do not exist in the Liberal Party, at least at a state level, and also to acknowledge that the IPCC is the pre-eminent body in terms of recognition of the valuable science with respect to climate change. Therefore, we support this motion.