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KEVIN Rudd has delayed the government's carbon pollution reduction scheme until the end of 2012, backing away from his biggest election promise. The Prime Minister said that by 2012, when the current Kyoto deal expires, governments around the world would need to make clear their new carbon reduction commitments. “That will provide the Australian government at the time with a better position to assess the level of global action on climate change,” he said. Mr Rudd cited the opposition decision not to support an ETS and the slow global progress on a climate change response as key reasons
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