Abbott’s Environmental Legacy In Tatters After Green Army Scrapped

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Former leader Tony Abbott will no longer be remembered as the ‘Environmental Prime Minister’.

That’s the assessment of political historians after the scrapping of The Green Army – a group of unemployed people who picked up rubbish in their spare time.

Mr Abbott’s signature policy, which replaced the previous economy-wide, market-based carbon pricing system and stripped $500 million from Landcare funding, saw the removal of hundreds of weeds across the country.

Mr Abbott will now be remembered for something else. Probably onions.

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