Keith De Lacy: “New” Labor – Out to Punish the Poor & Get Rich

*** A few posts back we looked at how South Australia went from economic zero to economic hero during the 1950s and 1960s – with the help of a pragmatic Adelaide Hills farmer, Sir Tom Playford. Tom created a manufacturing and industrial investment paradise – principally by making cheap and reliable power available through the […]

Game On: the Race to Kill the RET

**** With the Head Boy, Tony Abbott recently signalling the demise of the RET (see our post here) Labor apparatchiks have gone into a flat panic. Labor is a party that’s controlled by Australia’s Unions – and fed and fattened on a steady diet of the money controlled by Union backed Superannuation funds. Over the […]

This Bill is about people, about communities, about people’s health

EXTRACT FROM HANSARD, 28TH February 2013 Australian Federal Parliament BILLS:   Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012, Second Reading Senator MADIGAN (Victoria) (11:11): I rise to speak to the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012, introduced by me and Senator Xenophon. This bill does not actually […]

We don’t want to be (overtly) political but …

… this is too much fun.

There’s your view, my view and then there’s the truth.

One of the things that has dismayed us about the wind farm issue is its split into the usual (and somewhat tedious) left wing/right wing division. Left wing = ALP/Greens = wind farms good. Right wing = Liberal/Nationals = wind farms bad. Additionally, the issue has been become linked with the climate change debate i.e. […]