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Fledgling Climate Change Coalition runs high-profile candidates from industry and science in WA, NSW

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A former BHP Billiton executive would run for the fledgling Climate Change Coalition (CCC) on the West Australian Senate ticket, bolstering the profile of a party aiming to capitalise on growing concern about global warming, reported The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p.4).

Warden to spearhead ticket: Gary Warden, who was global manager of BHP’s Six Sigma program, would spearhead CCC’s ticket in Western Australia, where a booming mining sector was bolstering the Howard government’s election prospects.

“No future” for coal industry: Warden said the federal government should realise the coal industry did not have a future and that companies like BHP would be better to move into the renewable energy sector.

Other CCC candidates: The party had secured a high-profile candidate in New South Wales, where science broadcaster Karl Kruszelnicki would head the party’s push for a Senate seat. Former Sydney deputy lord mayor Dixie Coulton would run against Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the seat of Wentworth in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

The Australian Financial Review, 10/10/2007, p. 4

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