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Penny Wong defends $14m cost of climate change ads October 22, 2008

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Penny Wong defends $14m cost of climate change ads

Penny Wong, Australian minister of climate change

Penny Wong, Australian Minister of Climate Change and Water

From News.com.au, October 21, 2008

TAXPAYERS are footing an advertising bill of more than $146,000 a day so the Rudd Government can peddle its warnings about climate change.

The Government has set aside almost $14 million for a four-month climate change campaign, which started in July and ends next month.

The details, revealed in a Budget estimates committee hearing, sparked deputy leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Eric Abetz, to attack Climate Change Minister Penny Wong for being irresponsible and hypocritical.

The hearing was told almost $10 million had been poured into publicity, which includes television advertisements, leaving almost $4 million to be spent within the next few weeks.

“No wonder Climate Change Minister Wong refused to reveal the cost of this advertising when the campaign was launched in July,” Senator Abetz said.

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http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24530847-953,00.html

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