Greg Combet reportedly tried to strike Gillard-dumping deal with Kevin Rudd in exchange for treasurer job | Herald Sun
CLIMATE Change Minister Greg Combet reportedly told Kevin Rudd 18 months ago that, if a leadership change was to happen, he wanted to become treasurer as part of the deal.US climate plan sparks war of words in Oz | The Australian
The conversation, in which Mr Combet was reported to have expressed frustration at Prime Minister Julia Gillard's handling of the carbon tax debate, is said to have taken place in Mr Rudd's office at the end of 2011, just months before the first challenge to Ms Gillard's leadership.
BARACK Obama's attack on US climate change sceptics has prompted a war of words in Australia about which major political party has the best policy to combat global warming.Greg Combet has just resigned as Climate Change Minister. : bencubby
Climate Change Minister Greg Combet said Opposition Leader Tony Abbott represented the "local convenor" of the flat earthers.
"The opposition leader describes the science as absolute crap ... what a disreputable position for a political leader in this country," he said during question time on Wednesday.
Greg Combet has just resigned as Climate Change Minister.BBC News - Kevin Rudd ousts Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd has ousted Prime Minister Julia Gillard as leader of Australia's Labor Party.Australia opposition says top priority to dump mine, carbon taxes - Reuters News - Point Carbon
He won 57 votes in a leadership ballot of Labor MPs and senators called by Ms Gillard - she received 45 votes.
The change comes ahead of a general election due in September, which polls suggest Labor is set to lose.
CANBERRA, June 26 (Reuters) - Australia's conservative opposition said its top priority if it wins elections in September will be to repeal taxes on mining profits and carbon, blaming both policies for stopping fresh investment in the vital resources sector.