Maurice Newman's latest comments on climate change are almost deranged and an embarrassment to the government, leaving Tony Abbott no choice but to dump him as head of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council, Acting Greens Leader Adam Bandt said today.
"Maurice Newman's latest statements are channelling the flat earth commentary of a lunatic fringe," Mr Bandt said.
"They are almost deranged and an embarrassment to the government. Tony Abbott needs to repudiate these views and dump Mr Newman from his business advisory council.
"Someone with these flat-earth views has no place helping set policy for twenty-first century Australia."