Aussie PM Scott Morrison Brandishes a Lump of Coal in Parliament

Nancy Pelosi: Aussie PM “leading the way” on Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Has Aussie PM Scott Morrison just sold out Australia’s Economy to Big Green? Until now Scott Morrison has done a good job, resisting globalist calls to shut down our coal industry. But fulsome praise from Nancy Pelosi is not a good omen for things to come.

Nancy Pelosi says Australia is ‘leading the way’ on climate

By Matthew Knott
September 24, 2021 — 3.08am

Washington: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has hailed Australia as a global leader on climate change while echoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s rhetoric about the importance of countries “meeting and beating” their climate targets.

A day after meeting with Morrison at the US Capitol, the Democrat, widely described as the most powerful woman in US political history, singled out Australia for praise while discussing climate change at a briefing with congressional reporters.

“The Prime Minister of Australia, Morrison, he was saying, ‘We’re not only addressing the Paris Accords – our slogan is we meet it and we beat it’,” Pelosi said.

“So they’re leading the way and that’s what we all have to do …”

Pelosi’s praise defies any expectations that Morrison would face public criticism from Democrats during his trip to the United States for failing to set sufficiently ambitious climate targets.

At the previous day’s meeting, Pelosi mentioned climate change and told Morrison “thank you for your leadership in that regard”.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/nancy-pelosi-says-australia-is-leading-the-way-on-climate-20210924-p58ude.html

It could be part of a game, to try to pressure Aussie PM Scott Morrison into agreeing to something terrible. Or maybe he told Nancy during his meeting that Australia would announce something dramatic, like a ban on future coal projects, or a binding net zero by 2050 commitment.

There is no doubt Scott Morrison is under enormous pressure to act. Members of his own cabinet, like Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, are totally onboard the green bandwagon. Every other week Josh writes an article urging Australia to commit to squandering of billions of dollars of taxpayer’s money on useless renewable “opportunities”, which private industry refuses to touch without government funding.

Other members of the cabinet, like Resources Minister Keith Pitt, seem to be opposed to government funding for renewables – but will the courageous opposition of a handful of senior politicians be enough to prevent our government from destroying our own coal industry?

I fear things could be about to get a lot worse for the Australian Economy.

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September 24, 2021 10:12 pm

Having Nancy Pelosi praise Scott Morrison for ‘leading the way‘ on ‘Climate Change’ is extremely worrying to hear. Nothing good ever comes out of Nancy Pelosi’s mouth. Let us hope that Scott Morrison is just leading the Eco-Loons ‘up the garden path’ and not leading Australia to Economic Suicide. Australia should imitate the uncriticised China by saying all those things that the Eco-Loons love to hear and then quietly doing nothing suicidal at all.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
September 25, 2021 2:12 am

I thought we had actually met the Paris agreement targets, or were on track? Pretty much like the USA, the only other country to be abused by ecozealots.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
September 25, 2021 4:06 pm

One of two ways that the PM changed his mind:
1- He was bribed in which case a forensic audit needs to take place.
2- His life and that of his family were threatened.

What to you think?

ATheoK
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
September 25, 2021 6:57 pm

That monster Pelouser and her goons are surrounding you… What do you think?

Especially after discovering that Biden is absent while his body is led around.

After which, Pelouser reminds Morrison that she is just two steps from the Presidency, 1:) Kamala, 2:) Pelouser.
And it is well known internationally that she bears grudges.

Hivemind
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
September 26, 2021 5:06 am

Worse:
3- His votes were threatened.

Andy
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
September 25, 2021 6:35 pm

Hi Nic,

in my alternate reality Scotty and Josh are playing a long game, saying all the right things etc. Imagine for a second that the general populace get used to the idea that we have nuke subs parked here and there and of course we will ‘need’ to meet our ‘promised’ obligations; what a better way than to build nuke power plants.

I’m off to feed my unicorn.

Andy

Serge Wright
September 24, 2021 10:20 pm

I was thinking the same thing when I saw this report. It’s also possible that Morrison held ground and Pelosi is obfuscating to avoid critism from the hard left of her party and from Boris’s wife.

Gavin in Tulsa
Reply to  Serge Wright
September 25, 2021 7:47 am

I don’t think it does any good to hypothesize regarding comments by Nancy Pelosi. She is an extremely unreliable human being. After all, she represents San Francisco. The woman has no standards.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gavin in Tulsa
September 25, 2021 8:12 am

Yes, be skeptical of anything Nancy Pelosi says.

Smart Rock
Reply to  Serge Wright
September 25, 2021 4:20 pm

I would agree. Having followed her during the impeachment fiasco, I think she lives in a fantasy world where her wishes take the place of reality.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Smart Rock
September 26, 2021 3:39 pm

I had to laugh when I read that someone was taking this seriously: “Nancy Pelosi said”…..

ATheoK
Reply to  Serge Wright
September 25, 2021 7:01 pm

to avoid critism from the hard left of her party and from Boris’s wife.”

Boris who?

Tom Foley
September 24, 2021 10:45 pm

Now that Australia’s buying American submarines, we will of course be expected to go all the way with America on everything else. Didn’t Morrison realise this?

Paul Tikotin
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 24, 2021 11:45 pm

The payment for the submarines is a generation away. Any correlation between what Australia exports in the next ten years and how it pays for the submarines is fanciful.

Just one example, Australia wants to maintain a continuous build process while taking 8 submarines. That means the Australian build process will be much slower and therefore much less efficient than the American which just grinds out two subs a year.

If defence capability and economy were paramount, buying a completed sub would be the best option. The Australian aim is complex and involves some idea of “industry policy”. Add that to the inherent complexity of constructing a nuclear sub and you have a very complex system indeed.

I doubt a solution will be found. If it is, it will be independent of how and when coal exports are conducted…unless we undertake nationalisation of coal. In that case, coal income could be allocated wherever the government pleased. In a market economy, coal income comes and goes with the fortunes of coal users, not with a view to financing Australian government projects.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 25, 2021 1:26 am

“naive civil servants

They’re the same ones who are driving the UK’s Green Revolution.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 25, 2021 2:16 am

the kind of vultures which circle on naive civil servants trying to run government owned enterprises in today’s world would strip the carcass of the nationalised coal industry

As a tiny one of those vultures in my time, I can confirm this.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Paul Tikotin
September 25, 2021 8:15 am

I read that Australia may be leasing some nuclear-powered submarines while they are waiting for the new ones to be built.

That won’t make Xi happy.

Paul Johnson
Reply to  Paul Tikotin
September 25, 2021 8:19 am

My understanding is that several U.S. attack boats will be based in Australia in the short term with some talk of leasing. I expect this will include some training and co-operation with mixed U.S./Aussie crews leading to a full handover.

ATheoK
Reply to  Paul Johnson
September 25, 2021 7:10 pm

If they used the term “boats”, don’t get any expectations up.

ATheoK
Reply to  Paul Tikotin
September 25, 2021 7:06 pm

unless we undertake nationalisation of coal”

While Australia is certainly acting despotic enough to start nationalizing industries…

Carefully, consider just how few government owned industries, including nationalized ones, actually earn a profit?

You can count them on one hand that is without digits.

niceguy
Reply to  Paul Tikotin
September 26, 2021 7:47 pm

The French commentariat never mentioned it, but selling these subs is a provocation and an affront against France and Europe by the Obama administration.

Not only was Europe Obama’s lapdog, but now Obama (Biden) is exporting nukes… with HEU?

I’m enraged!
Esp. since I’m a HEU fan. I want the EU to promote HEU renaissance. That would be a proper way to humiliate the “Biden” admin!

(The EU doesn’t seem to care as they think it’s a French export issue only.)

Note: I have no opinion what-so-ever on the “silent classic subs vs. longer ranger bigger nuke subs” debate. I’m not a sub expert.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 25, 2021 2:14 am

Coal exports are a major pillar of the income which is keeping our messed up economy afloat.

We can export as much coal as we like without affecting our CO2 emissions. It’s the country importing and burning it that’s responsible, Shirley? The ecozealots can’t have it both ways.

ATheoK
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
September 25, 2021 7:13 pm

Come now, Zig Zag Wanderer. (sounds like a great name for a sailboat).

Shirley you don’t expect logic from ecozealots. Especially if they smell fresh blood offerings.

Derg
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 25, 2021 2:49 am

With Fiat currency anything is possible. How about this scenario?

US Gov buys something from AUS with their debt. AUS buys submarines with their debt. Federal Banks of each country finances the debt.

LdB
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 25, 2021 8:50 am

You can’t nationalize coal the resources are owned by the States, perhaps understand the act of federation and law around it.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Tom Foley
September 25, 2021 6:44 am

To clarify, Australia is buying nuclear submarines from either the UK or America. Or at least officially. 🙂

Still, nuclear is the cleanest method of power, so there we go – go nuke, go low CO2. Piss off the Greens while pissing off the Greens. Win/Win.

LdB
Reply to  Craig from Oz
September 25, 2021 8:51 am

And we made the French sulk and the rest of the EU had to join in and support the sulk so it was a big win.

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ResourceGuy
Reply to  Tom Foley
September 25, 2021 3:43 pm

Yes, you should receive your first shipment of Haitians and Central Americans shortly.

Mike
September 24, 2021 11:23 pm

The mining, export and use of coal is going, and will continue to go…..UP…..as it should.

griff
Reply to  Mike
September 25, 2021 3:18 am

Outside China, less than 12 GW of coal power plant was commissioned in 2020 and, taking into account closures, the global coal fleet outside China declined by 17.2 GW in 2020. 

Ron Long
Reply to  griff
September 25, 2021 3:30 am

I can’t help buy wonder, griff, are you in favor of China banning the importation of high-quality, relatively clean-burning coal from Australia, then digging up and burning their own low-quality, dirty-burning coal? The net result being more pollution, both real pollution and make believe pollution? I find it hard to imagine how this is viewed as something positive.

Clive
Reply to  griff
September 25, 2021 4:01 am

India is building 445 coal fired power stations. It really is a developing country, 200 million cooking with kindling wood and cow dung. The air pollution dreadful. All be gone with coal. Unless you call carbon dioxide pollution. The socialist left does.

LdB
Reply to  griff
September 25, 2021 8:30 am

Griff mate you keep telling us it’s going to end yet it never does … it’s like the gift that keeps on giving.

ATheoK
Reply to  griff
September 25, 2021 7:21 pm

A claim guaranteed wrong, as most of your claims are proven.

12 GW eh?

That’s more than equivalent to wind or solar installations of 40 GW, especially since both are so unreliable and produce such poor quality electricity.

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ATheoK
Reply to  griff
September 25, 2021 7:32 pm

Here is a graphic showing Vietnam’s power generation. Vietnam’s coal generation numbers already prove your claim incorrect as their coal energy generation is many Terawatts and their plans are aggressive.

Hint: 1 Terawatt is 1,000 Gigawatts. 12 GW becomes a rounding error.

Paul Tikotin
September 24, 2021 11:27 pm

Let’s just cool our jets here. Has Frydenberg really advocated squandering money, or has he just proposed policies of which you disapprove?

I am no fan of Frydenberg and would love to find an article he has written or a video he has made where he actually advocates squandering money. Ammunition is needed in these arguments, not mutual back-slapping between righteous bloggers.

a happy little debunker
September 25, 2021 12:06 am

How has Australia gone from being an international pariah to world leader on climate change in just 7 days?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 25, 2021 12:50 am

Maybe she setup a Swiss bank account for him.

ATheoK
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 25, 2021 7:39 pm

Probably showed Morrison a level of Hades, Dante never saw.

ATheoK
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 25, 2021 7:36 pm

In what constitutes a brain in Pelouser’s head, all she is thinking about is squashing things and people.

Reply to  a happy little debunker
September 25, 2021 1:07 am

Attributed to Harold Wilson, and less frequently to Gough Whitlam:

“A week is a long time in politics”. 🙂

Clive
Reply to  a happy little debunker
September 25, 2021 4:05 am

Maybe they’ve got some satellite pictures of the thousands of acres of wind farms and solar panels the state governments have put in but the Feds don’t get any credit for.

Peter K
Reply to  Clive
September 25, 2021 4:11 pm

Australia has a long list of solar and wind farms commissioned over the last 5 years, with plenty more in the pipeline. Meanwhile my electricity costs have gone from 17c to 31c/unit, to pay for all of this. I haven’t noticed any reduction in the global CO2 on the Keeling Curve site. The proposed Sun Cable 20GW solar farm to be built in the Northern Territory will soak up 30,000 acres and will probably be visible from the moon.

ATheoK
Reply to  Peter K
September 25, 2021 8:02 pm

Australia is supposed to contribute less than 1% of mankind’s CO₂ annual contributions?

Mankind’s estimated aggregated CO₂ atmospheric contribution is under 4%.

A key reason alarmists insist the entire annual increase of atmospheric CO₂ ppm is caused by mankind, so they can pretend their schemes might have some merit. That annual increase, which is what, between 1-3 ppm per year?

Bringing reality to this calculation puts the lie to their economic damage plans, because truly zeroing mankind’s CO₂ emissions is unlikely to be measurable at the atmospheric level.

Anyway 3 ppm increase per annum, divided by 415 ppm is 0.7% per annum, maximum.
1% of that total, inflating Australia’s CO₂ contribution some, has Australia contributing 0.03 ppm CO₂ per annum.
That is, only in the unlikely event alarmists are correct and that the entire CO₂ annual ppm increase is caused by mankind.

Monster solar arrays, after including all of their fossil fuel costs to construct will likely increase that 0.03 ppm to something like 0.0301 ppm.

Doesn’t that make you feel better?

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ATheoK
Reply to  Clive
September 25, 2021 7:41 pm

It usually doesn’t go over well when an alleged ally shows detailed satellite photographs of your own country.

Allies like that, who needs enemies?

Charlie
September 25, 2021 12:23 am

Nancy is quite mad and it would not be wise to rely on anything she says.

rah
Reply to  Charlie
September 25, 2021 5:45 am

Most everything she says are not her own words but written for her by her handlers. Unlike Biden though, she can remember what she is supposed to say and how she is supposed to say it.

Burgher King
Reply to  rah
September 25, 2021 8:40 am

Not hardly. Nancy is the smartest, toughest Democrat working in Washington DC since Lyndon Johnson in his days as Senate Majority Leader in the 1950’s. Far from being a puppet, she herself is one of several handlers who is running the Biden regime from behind the scenes.

rah
Reply to  Burgher King
September 25, 2021 8:48 am

Her handlers are the ones pulling the strings. Nancy today is not the Nancy of yesteryear. Her cognitive decline has been obviously progressing for several years now.

ATheoK
Reply to  Burgher King
September 25, 2021 8:13 pm

Neither Nancy nor Lyndon Johnson were/are smart.
Both were viciously vindictive when crossed.

Unlike Pelouser, Lyndon preferred to make deals than seek vengeance.
Pelouser prefers vengeance and goes far out of her way to extract payments for slights she thinks were caused to her.

ATheoK
Reply to  Charlie
September 25, 2021 8:08 pm

The Cheshire cat and the hatter were mad.
Pelouser is soullessly psychopathic.

Peta of Newark
September 25, 2021 1:07 am

Oh, what a tangled web we weave…………….

Sack. The. Lot.

YallaYPoora Kid
September 25, 2021 1:24 am

Pelosi just verballed ScoMo. Don’t believe anything that comes out of her mouth after 8am since her mouthwash comes in a brown paper bag.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  YallaYPoora Kid
September 25, 2021 1:37 am

Nicely put.

ATheoK
Reply to  YallaYPoora Kid
September 25, 2021 8:14 pm

Comes in a green colored doggie doo bag.

H B
Reply to  YallaYPoora Kid
September 26, 2021 11:38 pm

Yep She likes her Gin a little bit too much may be she has the hots for scotty from marketing

Patrick MJD
September 25, 2021 1:34 am

My guess there is a federal election coming soon.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Patrick MJD
September 25, 2021 2:18 am

Bing, bing, bing! We have a winner!

Clive
Reply to  Patrick MJD
September 25, 2021 4:07 am

Morrison debunked that in an interview I saw today. Election May next year as scheduled.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Clive
September 25, 2021 4:29 am

I have stated before here at WUWT election coming soon, late this year or early next. Given the number of recruitment agencies contacting me, right now, for contract opportunities at the Electoral Commission I would take a punt and say sooner rather than later.

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Loydo
September 25, 2021 1:38 am

I wish there was such a thing as “big green”, you know, as big as all the global oil, coal and gas companies combined… (lol). No, I think what Eric is looking at is just big greenwashing.

Derg
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 2:54 am

Didn’t you come on here writing that man didn’t land on the moon?

Greenwashing indeed.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 3:01 am

Look up “renewables subsidies” and then get back to us.

Loydo
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
September 25, 2021 3:27 am

You think there is a big green that isn’t dwarfed big oil? Haven’t the PR folks done a stirling job.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 3:30 am

Nothing wrong with big oil. It’s what keeps our lives comfortable and gives is cheap energy. Big green, however, just costs us money for no benefit.

Loydo
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
September 25, 2021 4:14 am

I think they wrote those actual lines.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 4:17 am

Eh?

Derg
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 4:19 am

Big oil, big pharma…hmmm

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 5:52 am

Name one product in modern life that does not rely on an oil derived product or by product. Just one.

Scissor
Reply to  Patrick MJD
September 25, 2021 6:09 am

Tough question. The qualifier “modern” makes it difficult.

ATheoK
Reply to  Scissor
September 25, 2021 9:05 pm

The term “product” is what makes it difficult. The things nature provides freely are not considered products.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  ATheoK
September 26, 2021 12:05 am

Name one product that we consume provided by nature that does not involve the use of anything derived from oil.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 8:23 am

That’d be Sterling loy, unless you mean a job done in a Scottish town or a heat engine.

Do you seriously compare the size of the fossil fuel industry to the size of big government pushing uneconomic scams via their cronies (which is the definition of Big Green), and find the fossil fuel industry to be bigger? Well, we know you’re deluded.

Lrp
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 25, 2021 12:03 pm

Marxist are deluded

Mr.
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 9:09 am

You do know that only 27% of extracted oil is used as fuel in transport Loydo?

The main 73% is used in making the products the whole world relies upon today, including medical products.

That iPhone of yours would not be so practical if it had to be made of wood.

So thank Big Oil for all the essential products you use to get by every day of your life.

ATheoK
Reply to  Mr.
September 25, 2021 9:16 pm

I would prefer lolly lives by what it preaches and discards all of those fossil fuel derived trappings and gadgets, plus shuts off heating, cooling and water pump.
If the water system is filled or pressurized by the local government or utility, then lolly must call to have them shut off. That pressurization is from fossil fuels.

Nor can lolly use fossil fueled vehicles, tools or fossil fuel derived fastenings to install renewable energy equipment.
The icing on the cake is that all renewable energy equipment are fossil fuel derived.

Lolly’s stuck. A hypocritic blowhard from every angle.

ATheoK
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 9:02 pm

Delusion after delusion.
Claims without proof. Absurd allegations without any evidence.
Waste of time, lolly.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 5:51 am

No such thing as “big pharma” either. Oh wait! COVID jabs for life!

ATheoK
Reply to  Loydo
September 25, 2021 8:59 pm
  • Enron? Failed, corruptly.
  • Solyndra? Failed, corruptly.
  • Spain solar and wind turbine companies?
  • Greenpeace? Corrupt.
  • Sierra Club? Corrupt.
  • WWF? Corrupt.
  • Audubon? Somewhat less corrupt, but corrupt nonetheless.
  • Rockefeller Foundation? Corrupt and happily throwing money at anything alleged to be green.
  • Ford Foundation? Corrupt and happily throwing money at anything alleged to be green.
  • Smithsonian? Absolutely corrupt and happily throwing tax funds at anything green.
  • NPR? Absolutely corrupt and happily repeats the worst rumors as gospel, bad science while pretending it’s the science while portraying carbon and CO₂ as a most evil miraculously strong molecule capable of destroying climate within a couple of degrees.
  • EPA, NASA, NOAA, NSF, DOE and all of the other fully corrupted government agencies that actively fund bad science, incompetent and corrupt researchers, suppress valid research, demonize honest researchers and obstruct valid research papers.
  • Steyer? Corrupt and desperately trying to force renewables on the world.
  • Bill Gates? Corrupt and desperately trying to force renewables and many other social reforms of his twisted mind on the world.
  • Bloomberg? Corrupt and desperately trying to force renewables and many other social reforms of his twisted mind on the world.
  • Zuckerberg? Corrupt and desperately trying to force renewables on the world and many other social reforms of his twisted mind on the world.
  • Jack Dorsey? Corrupt and desperately trying to force renewables on the world and many other social reforms of his twisted mind on the world.
  • Rupert Murdoch’s children? Corrupt and desperately trying to force renewables on the world and many other social reforms of his twisted mind on the world.
  • Jeff Bezos? Corrupt and desperately trying to force renewables on the world and many other social reforms of his twisted mind on the world.
  • A majority of the glitterati in Hollywood? Very ignorant, corrupt and who desire to force all of the little people to fulfill their delusions.
  • Along with many other billionaires and millionaires who believe they are above ordinary people.
  • All of these combined constitute wealth and power far more than most countries.
  • Or do you claim it is an accident so many alleged comedians held unfunny climate change sessions on TV?
  • Or that so many separate broadcast stations showed so many horrid climate delusional movies and shows? In spite of their extremely poor ratings.
  • Or that it was an accident so many activists met with Ford and Rockefeller Foundation personnel and lawyer to devise the climate lawsuits strategy?

None of the big oil companies or even all of them combined match the size or wickedness of the above Big Green.

Even as you and your apparent co-trollops earn money from Big Green to haunt independent blogs with stupid repetitive copy/paste comments.

Unlike all of us who have never seen dime one from Big Oil.

david P
September 25, 2021 2:05 am

I would like to think the Australian Prime Minister knows he will lose the upcoming election big time if he misbehaves in November along with the UK’s BoJo.
With the apparent decline of the West, China will end up manufacturing just about everything!

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  david P
September 25, 2021 2:19 am

He’ll play both sides, and then do something completely different anyway. He’s not called Scotty from Marketing for nothing.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
September 25, 2021 12:21 pm

Which would you prefer? A prevaricating prime minister or a sixteenth century standard of living?

lee
Reply to  david P
September 25, 2021 3:34 am

But this from Pelosi will be like a burr to Albo, currently leader of HM loyal opposition.

Clive
Reply to  david P
September 25, 2021 4:10 am

China will get the manufacturing via cheap reliable electricity.

AndyHce
Reply to  david P
September 26, 2021 12:44 am

Are you saying Morrison and BoJo have a thing going?

Geoff Sherrington
September 25, 2021 2:09 am

Australia is unlikely to nationalize coal. There are questions of mineral ownership re the States and besides, the Federal Government has never had a Mining Act under which it could operate. I once paid for a couple of QCs (top lawyers) to write one as a Bill, but the Feds did not adopt it. Maybe it was too soon after I had read “Atlas Shrugged” and the lessons had not worn off, so it showed through..
Josh Frydenberg, our Treasurer, should contemplate reading or re-reading that excellent book by Ayn Rand. Geoff S

Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
September 25, 2021 3:27 am

> Maybe it was too soon after I had read “Atlas Shrugged” and the lessons had not worn off, so it showed through Josh Frydenberg, our Treasurer, should contemplate reading or re-reading that excellent book by Ayn Rand..

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” – John Rogers

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Derg
Reply to  StuM
September 25, 2021 5:00 am

Good one Stu…I mean stormtrooper 😉

Stay inside, mask up and jab/shoot up…socially crippled indeed.

LdB
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
September 25, 2021 8:44 am

Australia federal government will never be able to nationalize any resources the States especially Western Australia are not stupid enough to cede them that right.

ozspeaksup
September 25, 2021 3:57 am

Pelosi lies like pig in sh*t so I doubt scomos that stupid….however he sure went full retard while at the G7 and came back crazed for vaccines. Wongs getting mouthy again and frydenburgs a worry, guess his eu ancestry or present relatives etc affect him.
elections are coming albeit not soon enough

2hotel9
September 25, 2021 4:02 am

If the Pineapple Princess says what is being done is good the people of Australia are well and truly screwed. Looking at video of their police and military beating people in the streets over the Chinese Disease it really appears they are.

rah
Reply to  2hotel9
September 25, 2021 5:47 am

They aren’t just beating them anymore. They’re shooting them with rubber bullets.

Natalie Gordon
Reply to  rah
September 25, 2021 5:53 am

And knocking them over, smashing their heads on concrete and after they are down, two police will spray them in the face from a foot away and saturate them with pepper spray.

rah
Reply to  Natalie Gordon
September 25, 2021 6:10 am

Based on the level of violence aimed at those groups just peacefully marching or individuals just failing to comply with the lockdown order, I am thinking that if the situation continues to escalate, there will come a time when the bullets won’t be rubber.

Calling out a counter terrorism unit on people doing nothing but marching down the street made it clear the objective is not crowd control or even forcing the adherence to lockdown orders. It is total warfare on the citizens to force their compliance and there is not limit to the measures the government will not take to break them.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
September 25, 2021 8:40 am

I saw a news item on Fox News the other morning showing a man being abused and physically removed from a public meeting in the U.S. because he was speaking out against wearing face masks, and the security people were treating the guy brutally, and the Fox News reporter exclaimed in horror: “That looks just like Australia!”.

And she is right. I’m surprised and horrified at the crackdowns being perpetrated on the people of Australia. I never thought I would see anything like that down there.

Therapeutics will set you free from the Wuhan virus nazis. That, and electing people who have their feet firmly planted in reality.

Scissor
Reply to  rah
September 25, 2021 6:31 am

Taking away their livelihood in Italy.

2hotel9
Reply to  Scissor
September 25, 2021 6:46 am

Same is happening in US. All this force and coercion over a flu strain that is 0.1 percent fatal.

2hotel9
Reply to  rah
September 25, 2021 6:48 am

Won’t be long before it is live fire and survivors hauled to “camps” for their own “protection”. My, how democracy has fallen.

Barry Brill
September 25, 2021 5:50 am

Why would Australia (or any country) want to “lead the way”?

That expression can only mean that the politicians in that “leading” country have agreed to impose more pain on their voters than other politicians in other countries.

That’s pure masochism – and it’s no way to get re-elected!

No politician has a mandate to volunteer her voters for any more than their “fare share”.

Natalie Gordon
September 25, 2021 5:50 am

Maybe Nancy Pelosi shot Scott Morrison in the back with a bunch of rubber bullets?

fretslider
September 25, 2021 6:03 am

Calypso Nine

Or

One Sly Panic

That’s Nancy Pelosi

rah
September 25, 2021 6:38 am
Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
September 25, 2021 8:43 am

I guess ole Brett Sutton thinks he knows all there is to know about vaccine side efffects. I doubt that seriously.

Craig from Oz
September 25, 2021 6:48 am

This is the Sydney Morning Herald (aka – The Silly), one of the ‘Nine Papers’ that are so far Left they keep a careful eye on those capitalists at the NYTs.

So the SMH quoting Nancy who is quoting Morrison. Note that Morrison isn’t quoted directly.

Then again, Morrison wants to keep everyone happy. World class fence sitter.

K. McNeill
September 25, 2021 9:45 am

I wouldn’t trust a word that came out of the mouth of the wicked witch of the west.

ResourceGuy
September 25, 2021 3:42 pm

Beware of the Pelosi disease. She was the one that told Obama to prop up Solyndra so that the taxpayers took a bigger hit and the company execs extracted more bonuses in the process.

ATheoK
September 25, 2021 6:53 pm

A day after meeting with Morrison at the US Capitol, the Democrat, widely described as the most powerful maliciously evil woman in US political history”

Fixed it for Matthew Nott.

observa
September 25, 2021 8:39 pm

There is no doubt Scott Morrison is under enormous pressure to act. Members of his own cabinet, like Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, are totally onboard the green bandwagon.

Well ScoMo has softened up Labor with the nuclear subs deal and maybe he’s eyeing off the UK and thinking of using them as an example to go to a nuclear ‘It’s Time’ election.
MOS COMMENT: Forget petrol – it’s a nuclear strategy that we need (msn.com)
Don’t underestimate this man as he he was the architect of stopping the boats when the usual suspects said it couldn’t be done. He also must know our electricity grid is in trouble and it’s only a matter of time before there’s a repeat of the SA blackout one summer.

Rhys Jaggar
September 25, 2021 9:12 pm

Why is Nancy Pelosi’s opinion of any relevance?

This is just ‘speaking in tongues’ assuring Morrison that crushing the Australian population will be rewarded by his masters in DC.

Old Cocky
September 26, 2021 3:16 pm

It seems that our PM is a masterful salesman as well as being from Marketing. He now has the USA publicly agreeing that Australia has met all of our Kyoto and Paris commitments.

He has stated for some time that it is far better to set achievable commitments and meet them than it is to set overly ambitious aspirational targets and fall well short.

I believe the term is “under-promise and over-deliver”. The client may be initially disappointed about the feature set or delivery date, but is immensely gratified to receive the agreed outcome.
There are variations on the theme, such as “managing customer expectations” and “containing scope”, which successful project managers will be familiar with.

H B
September 26, 2021 4:10 pm

You Mean Nancy has been on the gin again

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