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Abbott’s Environmental Legacy In Tatters After Green Army Scrapped

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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