The comments came as former Prime Minister Bob Hawke called on the Government to launch a public education [indoctrination] campaign

Queensland Conservation Council secretary Simon Baltais yesterday told brisbanetimes.com.au the Government should have done a better job explaining the scheme to counter the “misinformation” being spread. …

“Climate change sceptics have put out a lot of misinformation about climate change, making it harder for people to understand what’s going on.” …

Mr Hawke, who gave a speech on Australian-Chinese relations in Brisbane yesterday, said voters wanted action on climate change and would support an ETS if they were armed with adequate information.

During his talk, the Labor luminary said ignorance was “always the enemy of good policy”.

“I think really as soon as possible there should be a public education campaign so that the people understand the issues,” Mr Hawke later told reporters. …

Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard last weekend brushed off suggestions the Government had failed to adequately explain the emissions trading scheme to voters.

“Big reforms obviously take a lot of explanation and we will keep explaining it to the Australian people,” she told ABC TV.” “Please explain: ETS could fail due to ignorance