Tony Abbott: RET a Threat to Jobs in All Industries (not just Aluminum Smelters)

**** Over the last week or two the press has been giving a fair bit of coverage to the fact that there are 25 Coalition Members who are trying to find a “Goldilocks solution” to the disaster that is the mandatory Renewable Energy Target. The group – which is being directed by Ian “Macca” Macfarlane […]

Mandatory RET the Nail in the Coffin for Aluminium Processors

**** When it comes to rock scratching Australia is one of the world’s biggest: bauxite is no exception. Australia currently has 5 bauxite mines in operation: Boddington (Western Australia) – BHP Billiton – Worsley Alumina; Gove (Northern Territory) – Pacific Aluminium; Huntly (Western Australia) – Alcoa of Australia; Willowdale (Western Australia) – Alcoa of Australia; […]

Queensland says: Time to Scrap the Renewable Energy Target

**** The RET Review Panel’s interim report is expected within the next few weeks and we hear there is no joy in it for the wind industry and its parasites. The big end of town have made some walloping submissions – all targeting the mandatory RET as the costly and ineffective market distortion that it […]

The RET helped to kill Alcoa’s Port Henry Aluminium Smelter & 980 jobs

**** Proving Ron Boswell’s statement that: “Australia can have a carbon price and renewable energy targets or viable manufacturing. We can’t have both” – aluminium refiner, Alcoa has just announced that it will pull the plug on its Port Henry smelter near Geelong – with the loss of 980 jobs. Here’s The Australian on another […]

Yer feel me, Holmes?

Yo! Was sup, Holmes? We ain’t mad but the more we look, the more troubled we is. We know the Media Watch episode on the Cumming report in The Australian is now last year’s news. And yes, we know we said we would move on. But we can’t. There’s more to say, cuz. A lot […]