Tag: Carbon tax
The Self Doubt of Greg Hunt
Hidden among the reaction to the first Australian Government Direct Action emissions abatement auctions is an interesting and revealing response from the relevant minister Greg Hunt. To recap, the Direct Action scheme has spent 25% of the funds allocated to abate carbon. For that spend, it will theoretically abate 15% of the required 5% emissions reduction.…
An Abbott Recession Or Worse?
History unlearned has an unfortunate habit of repeating itself. Unfortunately, the present economic policies of the Abbott LNP will have historical long-term economic and social consequences. The following ready reckoner and broad analysis sets out the short and long term consequences of an Abbott LNP government. (Please note these commitments are not costed). Short Term…
Is This The Most Boring Opposition Ever?
Politically, I always thought it was the role of the Government to bore the electorate to death. And then be re-elected. But, and especially of late, that role has been taken on by the Opposition. As posted yesterday, it was the asylum seeker debate. Now it is the AWU scandal which dominated Parliament yesterday with allegations that…