ABC News reports that Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, today announced plans to pay cash as an incentive for people to get rid of their old vehicles.
When making the announcement in Brisbane, Ms Gillard commented that "People will go to their car dealership they will negotiate, get the price that they can get for their new car, their rebate will be paid when their old car is scrapped," she said.
"The dealer will be responsible for doing that. We will have Aus Industry oversighting this."
They used to be called "rust buckets",
Now "clunker" is their name
And they are now, to one and all,
The new weapon in the climate game!
"If we get these clunkers off the road
And replaced with something new,
We'll reduce our carbon by huge amounts
(And boost new car sales, too!)."
And so, thus led by those without conviction,
We shuffle off toward extinction.