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Aussies come to their senses

Hey Gouchy, looks like your fellow countrymen woke up and decided they like the smell of coffee. Guess you guys had a little to much of your beloved socialism. All I can say is you either need to become a man of prayer or move far far away from the coast. HEE, HEE, HEE.



Australia’s conservative coalition is set to cut more than 90  percent of the funding related to global warming from their budget,  from $5.75 billion this year to $500 million, over the next four years.

Environmentalists and leftist politicians in the country protested  the move by conservative Liberal Party Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s governing  coalition to slash funding for climate programs, arguing such funding for green  energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions were necessary to stop global  warming.

But Abbott’s government shot back, saying that the country needed  to reduce the size of government and improve the economy.

“The coalition government acknowledges the role of renewable energy  in Australia’s energy mix,” said Industry Minister Ian  Macfarlane. “There is over $1 billion in funding for existing renewable projects  to be completed over the coming years.”

“Given the tight fiscal environment as a result of [liberal]  Labor’s legacy of debt and deficit, the government considers there is a very  significant investment in renewable energy,” MacFarlane added.

Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition won a landslide victory in  Australia’s election last fall. One of the main promises of Abbott’s coalition  was to repeal the country’s carbon tax and costly environmental agenda.

The Liberal-National’s plan to repeal the carbon tax are stuck in  the Senate due to Labor and Green party members joining to block any attempt at  repeal. Green and Labor party members have refused to back the carbon tax repeal  until Abbott proposed an alternative plan to fight global warming.

“Tony Abbott should now abandon the so-called direct action plan,  which is little more than a slogan,” Green leader Christine Milne said in a  statement.

But Abbott shows no signs of slowing down in his quest to repeal  the country’s environmental laws, which have slowed economic growth, including  mining taxes, green energy funding and the carbon tax.

“The carbon tax is an act of economic vandalism,” Abbott said in March. “You can’t  trust [Labor] anywhere near an economy.”

The carbon tax was imposed by former Labor Prime Minister Julia  Gillard in the summer of 2012, and quickly became unpopular as businesses and  households began to bear the costs of higher power bills and higher  inflation.


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gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: Aussies come to their senses

Sensational reading to say the least but if you have been following the discussion in detail the report has excluded the demonstrations of objection the that and many other issues.

Don't get your tail too high comrade. This has a long way to run. The lasted poll show the current governments popularity had plummeted to the point of an embarrassing defeat if tested shortly. What the papers write is sensationalising a very deeply divided country over this. An election would immediately decide the approval of his policies. Keep me posted ?????