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Forum Post: Australia's new government's position on climate change.

Posted 6 months ago on Sept. 23, 2013, 9:26 p.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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Quite an informative interview by Emma Alberici, of Lateline, questioning the incoming Minister for the Environment, Minister Greg Hunt.

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2013/s3854893.htm

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[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 6 months ago

Well shooz, you wanted to know.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20488) from South Burlington, VT 6 months ago

yes he did and it is very depressing information in my view, though I live in the northern hemisphere . . .

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 6 months ago

Why do you find it depressing?

The Climate Commission will continue, but now unbridled by government input or influence. The tax on CO2 netted a total of zero dollars from industry, and our coal exports are dropping, as demand for coking coal falls.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20488) from South Burlington, VT 6 months ago

I'll have to look at it again - I thought it looked like going backwards to me.

[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 6 months ago

Like all capitalist countries, we are undergoing radical "austerity" measures, despite being in the midst of an economic "boom". Our upper house is still in the hands of the opposition, so the sitting conservative coalition is between a rock and a hard place, when it comes to driving their agenda through parliament.

The real danger with this govt, is the rubber-stamping of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. Corporate criminality knows no borders, and we both know that globalisation is the issue that will bring us all to grief, eventually.

A changing of the guard is mere shuffling of chairs. We've now got ourselves a misogynist priest, who has less women (just one) in his cabinet of ministers, than the supreme Muslim Afghanistan council.

No amount of cheer-squadding from the mudrock rags can prevent the coming backlash against PM Tony Abbott.

Patience is a virtue, not often expressed by youth.

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