Shorten’s Green/Labor Alliance: The Electricity ‘Bill’ Australia Simply Cannot Afford

  Voters ought to think twice before installing a Green/Labor Alliance unless their objective is to destroy Australia’s prosperity, for good. The modern Labor Party, led by Bill ‘Shifty’ Shorten, is almost unrecognisable from its roots as a party born on the back of a sheep-shearer’s strike in Queensland in the 1890s. These days, it […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle: Policy Insanity Overtakes ‘Green’ Hypocrisy

Australian politics is often a feast of the bizarre. And one of the more bizarre dishes on the menu was watching Al Gore (the original global warming alarmist profiteer) stand side-by-side with big Clive Palmer (the original overstuffed windbag, cum-political buffoon) back in June 2014. Back then, big Clive was at the top of his […]

Senator Matt Canavan: mandatory RET is an Enormous Wind Industry Protection Racket

**** With news that Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann have teamed up to axe the mandatory RET (see our post here), the wind industry and its parasites have been reduced to a pitiful spectacle: drifting between pleading and begging for mercy, on the one hand, and foaming rage, on the other. These desperados […]

Renegade PUP – Jacqui Lambie – Heralds Demise of the Mandatory RET

The credibility of any political party pronouncing any policy position is directly proportional to the unity demonstrated by elected members within that party: Politics 101. Barely a week has passed since big Clive Palmer announced that his Palmer United Party (PUP) would use its balance of power in the Senate to block any changes whatsoever […]

A “Sweet” Renewable Future for FNQ: or, “Is there Method in Palmer’s Madness”?

**** As STT has already pointed out, retaining the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the mandatory RET makes no sense for a political party which helped to kill the “carbon” tax (with no ETS to replace it) because of the punishment it caused to businesses and households through spiralling electricity bills. Since big Clive’s announcement, […]

Alan Moran: Wind Power FAILS on all Scores

**** Renewable energy as a means of reducing emissions fails two key tests Herald Sun Alan Moran 26 June 2014 REGULATORY change will always disadvantage some while advantaging others. But the benefits of deregulation far outpace the costs and Australia carries a weighty regulatory burden, one that has deprived us of enjoying the world’s highest […]

PM’s Top Advisor – Maurice Newman – Hammers Palmer’s “Inconsistent” RET Plan

As the dust settles on the Palmer/Gore circus of the bizarre, it’s now evident that the PUP’s leader has pulled one the greatest confidence tricks since Paul Newman and Robert Redford joined forces in “The Sting”. As the hard-green-left stared in awe at their grand warming alarmist, Palmer slipped through the net unnoticed. It was […]