2 June 2010  – While Australia goes lily-livered on an emissions trading scheme, our New Zealand cousins —and the conservative party at that – is invoking a wartime effort to get its scheme across the line.

According to Celsias Weekly today Environment Minister Nick Smith  said: “When our Anzac troops went to Gallipoli, and when we’ve got our New Zealand troops in Afghanistan, do we really think those New Zealand troops in Afghanistan are going to make a world of difference to the final outcome there?

“No, we don’t. But what we do say, as New Zealanders, and what those Anzacs said in the tradition of New Zealand, is we as a country believe in doing our fair share.” Read the whole story