Just spotted this at the ATA website:
So how seriously is [the threat of climate change] being taken in Australia? The government has committed $100 million over 5 years. That’s just 20 million dollars a year – less than half the 55 million dollars spent on the recent industrial relations advertising campaign.
I hadn’t connected those dots – but definitely puts things into sharp perspective. The money they’re referring to is the funding announced at the recent Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate meeting in Sydney in which the government announced a plan that sees greenhouse gas emissions double by 2050 *(while at the same time claiming that this is a 20% reduction).