Labor & the Australian Greens: Nasty & Stupid – the Original Energy Policy Pygmies

**** Labor have long ceased to be the “workers’ party – instead it’s all about power – and the only way to cling to power is access to fat piles of cash. The Union (Industry) Super Funds – controlled by the likes of former Climate Change Minister, Greg Combet and his best mate Garry Weaven […]

Labor Determined to Smash the Poor & Put REAL Australian Businesses to the Sword

**** A little while back we covered the lone-wolf efforts of the Coalition’s Energy Minister, Ian “Macca” Macfarlane to salvage the Renewable Energy Target from its inevitable collapse. Macca – whose links to near-bankrupt wind power outfit Infigen are far from “healthy” (see our posts here and here) tossed a ball into the Labor Opposition’s […]

Labor Out to Kill Australia’s Manufacturers & Mineral Processors

Back in December last year 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 (see our post here). Tom created a manufacturing and industrial investment paradise – principally by making cheap and reliable […]

Stanwell Corp says the RET must GO

**** STT hears the queue outside Environment Minister, Greg Hunt’s office is becoming rowdier and larger by the day.  Real power generators are keener than ever to get rid of the mandatory Renewable Energy Target – and see the potential for the Coalition’s Direct Action policy to do just that. Operatives from Queensland’s biggest power […]

Why South Australians Pay the World’s Highest Power Prices

**** South Australia is “blessed” with energy market gurus like Labor’s Mark Butler – who loves giant fans and is currently fighting a rear-guard action to save the RET (or, more to the point, the huge wind farm investments held by Union Super funds run by his mates, like Greg Combet and Gary Weaven). His […]

Scrapping the RET is just good Horse Sense

**** A while back we covered the disgraceful decision by SA’s Labor Planning Minister, Johnny “Rotten” Rau to allow Union Heavy, Gary Weaven’s, Pac Hydro to spear 42 giant fans into the heart of the peaceful little community at Keyneton – which sits just over the hill to the east of the iconic Barossa Valley. […]

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 […]