Australia Has Finally Caught the ‘Net Zero’ Bus

From Dr. Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog

Jennifer Marohasy,

After years of dithering here in Australia, we have finally chosen a government that ‘will act on climate change’.   So said Penny Wong as she welcomed the new prime minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, to the stage last night.  I would argue it is mass delusion to suggest that we can change the climate – but the political desire for ‘climate action’ has been gathering for perhaps four decades and last night it was realized.

It has always been about politics.  Beginning back in the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher wanted to close-down the coal mines because of her increasing impatience with Arthur Scargill, then president of the National Union of Mineworkers. That was when the first absurd links were drawn between coal mining and the possibility of a climate catastrophe.  She saw local advantage that was leveraged into geopolitical advantage through the Kyoto Protocol.

Postal votes have not yet been tallied in this 2022 election, but it would appear the big winners are the Teal Independents backed by billionaire climate activists Simon Homes à Court – I understand there may be 10 of these Teal Independents in the new parliament, representing Australia’s most tertiary educated and privileged who live in inner-city Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

These are all women.  I would argue unaware of the extent to which their election will favour the fortunes of already rich white men so heavily invested in so-called renewables and carbon trading they can’t afford for it to fail.   These men don’t actually produce very much, rather they mostly make their money out of corporations’ dependent on government-funded schemes, mandates and subsidies including for particular types of electricity-generating energies.  For example, I know a fellow who campaigned for Allegra Spender, the daughter of fashion designer Carla Zampatti, one of the so-called Teal Independents.  Spender appears to have won the inner-city Sydney-seat of Wentworth.  This Wentworth resident and Spender-supporter made his money out of selling insurance, then bought property in regional New South Wales that now has a windfarm that pays him $250,000 every year in rent.  He has sold all the cattle that once populated the farm because they emitted carbon.  He didn’t build the wind farm, and he doesn’t sell the wind, he just gets paid for owing the land.

Previous Australian governments have included enthusiastic climate alarmists, but the difference with this new Labor government that will likely govern with the support of Homes à Court’s climate activists, is that there is theoretically no brake on them rushing to close-down all the productive industries that generate carbon emissions like cows and coal.  Except, I’m not actually sure anyone will be able to make as much money out of wind farming, and trading carbon, if there is no coal to underpin it all – to leverage off.

At least two of the very high-profile Liberals beaten by the Teal Independents – Josh Frydenberg in Kooyong and Tim Wilson in Goldstein – profess to wanting to act on climate change and implement a ‘net zero’ emissions target.   Indeed, there was little real difference in what Zoe Daniel (Teal Independent) versus Tim Wilson (Liberal) in Goldstein, and Josh Frydenberg (Liberal) versus Monique Ryan (Teal Independent) in Kooyong claimed to support during this last election campaign.  But the Teals won perhaps because there was that much more conviction in their rhetoric.

I’ve had the opportunity over the last decade to discuss climate change with both Frydenberg and Wilson.  Both are aware of the extent to which the climate emergency narrative – that well and truly underpins the election of the new Albanese government – is based on junk science, yet both have been keen to dismiss my evidence and run with the zeitgeist.  It was the easy thing to do – it made political sense to them.   It made political sense to Margaret Thatcher and now it underpins the wealth of so many, but is it actually sustainable going forward?  What ultimately will everything be leveraged off?   At what point does the house of cards topple, or will it just be the wind turbines?

Australia has well and truly caught the net zero bus.

It will be interesting to see how the new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, makes it work, given he now has a clear mandate to achieve ‘net zero’ and start closing down particular industries.

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DEVILS TOWER
May 22, 2022 10:06 am

I saw where Australia used mail in ballots in a big way for the first time, a covid thing.

What could go wrong?

Vuk
Reply to  DEVILS TOWER
May 22, 2022 11:04 am

Wheels might fall off their net-zero bus sooner than they expect.

Reply to  Vuk
May 22, 2022 1:07 pm

Sooner is better. More spectacular is even better.

StephenP
Reply to  Vuk
May 23, 2022 3:56 am

If the bus doesn’t burst into flames first.

Mr.
Reply to  DEVILS TOWER
May 22, 2022 11:10 am

A totally different approach to mail ballots in Australia to that of the USA.

Remember, registration on the electoral roll in Australia is a legal requirement for all citizens over 18, and voting is compulsory, with fines for not submitting a ballot that gets checked-off upon return.

There is almost zero opportunity to get up to the kinds of electoral shenanigans that happen all too regularly in the USA.

Vuk
Reply to  Mr.
May 22, 2022 11:37 am

I wouldn’t be so certain, every sistem however perfect is likely to have a loophole. I believe that the UK is considering introduction of ID checks by either passport or a driving license.

fretslider
Reply to  Vuk
May 22, 2022 12:47 pm

There are claims ID disadvantages minorities

But if you want to collect a parcel from the Post Office you need… ID

WBrowning
Reply to  fretslider
May 24, 2022 10:38 am

You need an ID to do almost everything. Example: you can’t enter a government building without one, but you can cross the border or vote without it.

Richard Page
Reply to  Vuk
May 22, 2022 12:58 pm

Considering? The law was passed earlier this year – the next time we go to the polls will be with photo ID in hand.

Derg
Reply to  Richard Page
May 22, 2022 1:21 pm

So you go to the polls with your ID, then how do you know your ballot got counted? Was it replaced?

Do you get a carbon copy?

fretslider
Reply to  Derg
May 22, 2022 1:33 pm

UK ballots are identifiable – not secret at all

Only placing the x in the voting booth is

Simon
Reply to  Derg
May 22, 2022 1:39 pm

So you go to the polls with your ID, then how do you know your ballot got counted? Was it replaced?
….The paranoia is strong in this one.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 1:52 pm

Ahh the Russia colluuuusion clown is back….

Robert B
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 1:52 pm

Maybe, but as they say, just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean someone isn’t out to get you.

There was an election in Australia a while back where a conservative was targetted. Lots of extra people enrolled in her electorate but more interestingly, missing votes turned up to get the independent over the line.

Simon
Reply to  Robert B
May 22, 2022 2:11 pm

Yep there are always anomalies in elections. People do dumb stuff. The question is, are they enough to change the result? All the in depth investigations done on both sides (2020 elections) show the answer is no and yet we still have some banging on. I bet if Trump had won, we would not have heard a peep out of any of them.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 2:52 pm

Haha..are you in the FBI camp of I can’t believe Hillary and her team lied to us.

You are a clown show.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
May 22, 2022 4:10 pm

And Trump doesn’t lie? Huh.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 4:27 pm

Lol…you certainly lie like Joe Biden, but you knew that.

So are you in the camp of the poor FBI was duped by Hillary 😉

It took you a long time…are you dropping your Russia colluuuusion? I might be more inclined to think Biden is working with the Russians.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Derg
May 22, 2022 5:37 pm

Maybe Brandon’s working with the Russians, but for sure he’s compromised by the CCP.

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
May 22, 2022 6:22 pm

Tell me again who the Russians just announced may not enter their country. I think you will find it was Biden . And who was not on that list? Comrade Trump. They love Trumpy coz he is not smart enough to know they were using him. That’s why they were so keen to interfere in the US elections.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 6:09 pm

1) Anyone else notice how Simon instead of actually addressing the charge, he attempts to change the subject.
2) Do you have any evidence that Trump has lied? And no, saying something the left disagrees with is not the definition of a lie.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 2:37 am

no one but…ohbummer n joe have lied as well as killary for so much reward

Philip Rose
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 3:11 am

Give us an example of a Trump lie, please!

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Philip Rose
May 23, 2022 8:14 am

He said Joe Biden was a great guy.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 6:08 pm

Once again, the fact that all the errors end up supporting Simon’s team is just a coincidence. If you don’t believe that, you are paranoid.

Mr.
Reply to  Robert B
May 22, 2022 2:28 pm

If you’re alluding to Indi when independent Cathy McGowan was first elected, there were a number of Melbourne based university students who originally hailed from the Indi electorate, who then fraudulently changed their current living addresses back to their parents’ addresses so they could vote for McGowan.

Not a lot of them, but they were found out.

See, leftists think this kind of deception is ok, as long as it promotes “the cause”.

Simon
Reply to  Mr.
May 22, 2022 4:09 pm

And the dead Trump voters? What did you think when they were discovered?
https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-government-and-politics-d34effeea6c341d6c44146931127caff

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 4:28 pm

Did APNews win a Pulitzer for their Russia Colluuuusion stories?

Duker
Reply to  Mr.
May 22, 2022 7:55 pm

Its not illegal as such that you make out
‘The AEC refer to the permanent residential address as the address you intend to return to even if you live somewhere else temporarily.”
So that students who are temporarily living where they study is not considered permamnent

Duker
Reply to  Robert B
May 22, 2022 5:20 pm

You are confused over the party candidate selection not the general election

Reply to  Robert B
May 22, 2022 10:46 pm

Details please.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 5:34 pm

So Simon, in light of the recent news about the Russia Russia Russia fraud perpetrated by the Hilldebeest, are you ready to concede that you were wrong?

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
May 22, 2022 5:53 pm

Send me the story…

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
May 22, 2022 6:39 pm

interesting stories. Hard to know now days if they are fake or not. Guess we will just have to wait and see. But even if they are true… so what, she’s not the president and never has been. Yes it reflects badly on on her, but you can’t tell me Trump wouldn’t have exploited that story if it was put on his plate. And, Trump was dumb enough to say enough stupid stuff to link him rightly or wrongly to Russia. The famous quote….”Russia if you are listening” will go down amongst his most stupid if it turns out he wasn’t colluding with them. That was his biggest problem and why he must never be in the White House again. He just didn’t know when to STFU.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 1:08 am

You are really stupid.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
May 23, 2022 2:25 pm

You really are extremely eloquent.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 6:46 pm

Well you are not bright, so an easier way for you to understand is that you are stupid.

B Sprague
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 1:43 am

Your lack of reasoning ability truly shines with this comment. Trump was being sarcastic, which was clearly evident to everyone else. Only by the most twisted logic of the left and the MSM could this be seen as a sign of guilt.

On the other hand, Hillary signs off on selling a large chunk of our uranium supply to Russia as Sec State, and you and the MSM make excuses for her.

Simon
Reply to  B Sprague
May 23, 2022 2:27 pm

It’s Trump’s get out of jail card for his supports when he makes dumb comments. “He was only joking. He was being sarcastic.” It’s telling how often they have to use it

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 2:46 am

Fake? You’re saying that Clinton’s campaign manager did not just testify in the Durham inquiry?

You’re equating the hypothetical of Trump publicizing dirt on Clinton that was just “handed to him” with plotting to get media allies to report as if independently of her campaign on allegations that she commissioned and that she well knew were fabricated? Of corrupting law enforcement agencies and succeeding in getting her opponent’s campaign illegally spied on? Really?

You’re pathetic Simon. Unable to admit error. Or are you afraid that acknowledgment of Clinton Crime Family dirt might cause you to commit suicide like Epstein and Foster?

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
May 23, 2022 2:36 pm

“You’re pathetic Simon. Unable to admit error. Or are you afraid that acknowledgment of Clinton Crime Family dirt might cause you to commit suicide like Epstein and Foster?…”
What sort of weird comment is that? Certainly puts your other crazy stuff in to perspective.
Look, Clinton may have been delighted to find out that Trump was in bed with the Russians and so keen to use that as a political weapon. But why wouldn’t she? The following article shows the extent of Trumps teams contact. Not pretty and certainly no coincidence….
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/russia-probe-timeline-moscow-mueller/story?id=57427441

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Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 4:21 pm

She didn’t “find out” you moron! She made it up and was peddling a known lie to willing co-conspirators.

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
May 23, 2022 5:10 pm

So you are saying all the stuff the FBI dug up around the Trump team and connections with Russia was “fake news?” That’s pretty selective of you.
And… I am encouraged that someone with such a fragile grip on reality is calling me a moron. Thank you.

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Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 6:46 pm

You are beyond stupid.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
May 23, 2022 10:21 pm

Hmm…. beyond stupid? Well if there is a word for that, I would have I thought you would know it.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 24, 2022 3:24 am

And you are a terrible human for lying, but to you it’s not lying. Sad as it is, you think you are right about Russia Colluuuusion. It’s almost like you believe what you are told…good slave. Carry on Stormtrooper indeed 😉

Simon
Reply to  Derg
May 24, 2022 1:28 pm

Mmm lying? Hard not to see some collusion when you read this timeline. I’m assuming you have read it?
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/russia-probe-timeline-moscow-mueller/story?id=57427441

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 24, 2022 4:56 pm

Lol…did ABCnews win a Pulitzer…you are a human turd.

Peddle your BS elsewhere colluuuusion clown.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
May 24, 2022 8:56 pm

“Human turd.” Classy.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 25, 2022 12:29 am

You are for sure. You will never live down Russia Colluuuusion on this site, because you are stupid.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
May 25, 2022 12:17 pm

You read the article yet, or do you just want to remain uninformed?

Derg
Reply to  Simon
May 25, 2022 1:41 pm

Lol…informed like Trump Russia colluuuusion….you are so dumb dude.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 2:56 am

And let’s not lose sight of the reported motivation for these felonies. It was to distract from her multiple earlier felonies using an insecure private email server to transmit classified information.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
May 23, 2022 3:03 am

And let’s not further lose sight of why the Hildebeest had a private email server in the first place. It was to circumvent the law and shield against FoIA requests that would reveal the pay-for-play schemes of the Clinton Crime Family. Ultimately she destroyed the evidence.

And that is why Trump sarcastically called on Russia to release the missing emails. But you knew all that already Simon.

Derg
Reply to  Rich Davis
May 22, 2022 6:23 pm

Rich never underestimate the role of the 3 letter agencies in the Russia collusion story.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Derg
May 23, 2022 3:26 am

I certainly do not doubt the deep corruption of the Deep State.

Durham has documented that Brennan briefed Obama on Clinton’s plans to smear Trump in order to distract from the email server scandal. The significance there is that Obama himself knew that the FISA court was being abused and at minimum was derelict in his duty and did nothing (but more likely was fully complicit). The FBI also falsified information to hide evidence that should have prevented the FISA warrants.

What was the motivation for this corruption on the part of Comey, McCabe, Strzok, and others? I don’t have access to their minds, but it’s easy to speculate that they thought they were doing favors for the incoming boss.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 6:06 pm

How typical. It really is fascinating how those on the left declare any argument they can’t refute, to be just paranoia.

Reply to  Simon
May 22, 2022 10:46 pm

Candidates appoint scrutineers to oversee the outturn of ballot boxes and the counting of votes. I have done this several times. We are not allowed to touch the ballot papers, but have a duty to call attention to a ballot paper being placed on the wrong pile, or to spot a miscount in any block of papers, and to call attention to any ballot paper which in our opinion is not legally valid. In the event of any discrepancy the counter must check, and put the paper in the right pile, and if there is then a dispute the local returning officer is called over to adjudicate.

Not only are ballot papers counted in the local polling booth, but they are also checked when they go to the central Returning Office.

From marking papers by the voter to final declaration there is virtually no chance of alteration of the outcome.

The biggest problem however is that there is no check on identity, and the computers in the local voting centres are not linked, so there is no effective prevention of a person voting in the same fictitious name in several voting centres. This happens, The AEC declares it is insufficient to not effect the results!

Duker
Reply to  Dudley Horscroft
May 23, 2022 12:17 am

Prevention of double voting ,no. But checks after votes counted will show anyone who double voted. And these show it’s rare.
Of course any candidate that was disadvantaged if the votes were really close can get a judicial recount.
A conservative government in the 1960s was only re elected because communist candidate preferences flowed their way

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Richard Page
May 23, 2022 9:40 pm

Simon is a NZer so has no idea how the system works here in Aus.

DEVILS TOWER
Reply to  Mr.
May 22, 2022 1:07 pm

Did some research. Yes you have to vote. MAIL in ballots and no voter id. The usual claims that voter id is suppression. So mandatory mail in ballots, no id check with a lot of harvested ballots most likely.

What could go wrong…

Mr.
Reply to  DEVILS TOWER
May 22, 2022 2:37 pm

You have to apply for a postal vote to be sent to you.
The electoral commission checks your id and eligibility to receive a ballot form, and registers that you have been sent one, and will later check that it has been returned to them.

They reconcile the mail ballots send out against the numbers returned.

If you don’t return it, you are deemed to have not voted, and can be prosecuted and fined if you can’t come up with a legitimate reason for not returning / voting.

Yes, people try to game the system, but it’s usually small beer stuff, dropout student antics thinking they’re “gonna stick it to da man”.

Stephen Reilly
Reply to  Mr.
May 22, 2022 3:44 pm

Spot on Mr. My wife and I had postal votes last Saturday. We had to apply and provide checkable info. We then got one each sent and we had to have our signatures witnessed on the return form. There is no chance whatsoever that fraud on the scale of ‘mail in ballots’ in the US can be perpetrated.

Stephen Reilly
Reply to  Stephen Reilly
May 22, 2022 4:30 pm

And I should add that in Australia people who have passed away are automatically removed from the electoral role via a notice from Births Deaths & Marriages. So no dead people voting like in the US.

Duker
Reply to  Stephen Reilly
May 22, 2022 5:21 pm

The mail ins usually favour the sitting Mps anyway.

Robert B
Reply to  Mr.
May 22, 2022 1:45 pm

Not as easy but there are a considerable number voting more than once, and not where they live.

Duker
Reply to  Robert B
May 22, 2022 5:23 pm

They cant do that . As cross checks from different polling places will find that. And enrolling where you dont live is speculation not fact

Reply to  Duker
May 22, 2022 10:56 pm

They can. We have about 50 polling booths in Richmond, and the AEC computers are not linked, so you can probably drive around a dozen )or more)and vote in each. Provided you use a name of someone no the electoral roll – not your own obviously – there is no way you can be caught, unless the clerk checking you off to give you the ballot papers actually knows the person you ae purporting to be.

Duker
Reply to  Dudley Horscroft
May 23, 2022 12:22 am

After the election day can be caught out as those individual computers data collected together.
As voting is compulsory good luck with usuing a name that wasn’t going to vote.
In reality it’s extremely rare as it’s futile to actually change final result when each electorate had around 125000 plus voters.

Mason Crawford
Reply to  Dudley Horscroft
May 23, 2022 7:57 pm

I guess as long as you have enough fake IDs, you might get away with it. But once the names are tallied against the registered voter list, your extra votes will most likely get tossed out.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Mr.
May 23, 2022 9:38 pm

Remember, registration on the electoral roll in Australia is a legal requirement for all citizens over 18, and voting is compulsory,…”

No. Voting is not compulsory in Australia, typically called a “donkey vote”. Registering to vote is.

Dry heave
Reply to  Patrick MJD
May 25, 2022 7:38 pm

the donkey vote is a ballot simply numbered from the top down, by a lazy voter, which favors the candidate highest in alphabetical order. Mr Alpha will get the donkey vote over Mr Beta, for example.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Dry heave
May 25, 2022 11:46 pm

The point is, and it’s why my comment is in quotes, is that voters do not have to select any candidate from the ballot paper. Voters just need to register to vote, that is the only legal/compulsory requirement.

Duker
Reply to  DEVILS TOWER
May 22, 2022 5:18 pm

Mail in ballots always been used , as voting is compulsory.
They generally favour the conservative candidates and could still be the same

Duker
Reply to  DEVILS TOWER
May 22, 2022 7:57 pm

The mail ballots havent even been counted yet and yet most results are clear without them.
Maybe 2 or 3 that come down to the wire can affect the result but that rare and wont save Morrison

Reply to  DEVILS TOWER
May 23, 2022 12:20 am

It will be interesting, to say the least, to see what transpires as the “climate activists” set about “saving the world” (by destroying it) in our country that has a relatively miniscule emission percentage.
Given that CO2 emissions are also a minuscule factor in global warming and even less in weather events, the whole issue verges on madness!

ozspeaksup
Reply to  DEVILS TOWER
May 23, 2022 2:28 am

not as much as internet voting would. the electoral rolls and cross indexing etc make double votes and other tricks less acheivable
the BIG problem was f u overbook and its targeted ads via greens and the aforesaid rich white greenleaning men behind the useful idiot femmes

370H55V
Reply to  DEVILS TOWER
May 24, 2022 11:31 am

You might be right, but it wouldn’t make as much a difference as it would stateside, since Aussies are required by law to vote in every election anyway.

Tom Halla
May 22, 2022 10:07 am

Watching a government try something impossible is entertaining, in a very sick way.
We did survive Jimmy Carter, and we might survive the crowd running Biden. I wish Australians luck.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 22, 2022 11:27 am

Disaster films don’t appeal to me unless the disaster is averted or repaired. Luckily we had Reagan to right the ship.

Australians have opted for an apparent WEF acolyte. They will shortly find out that their lives are heading downhill if not off a cliff.

The whole world needs luck to avoid the coming disaster.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Brad-DXT
May 22, 2022 12:19 pm

We here in the U.S. need more crash test dummies that reach the end of their journeys quickly. Luck (and a few like Sen. Manchin) has saved us from some truly significant ideologically-driven blunders so far. We will see after the 2022 election if the luck will hold.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Brad-DXT
May 22, 2022 12:20 pm

Rahm Emanuel- “Never let a crisis go to waste”.

Creating crises is now a means to their ends.

alastair gray
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 22, 2022 12:02 pm

That Net Zero Bus is headed for a precipice and we have all been given tickets on it. Thanks for trying Jen

Dave Fair
Reply to  alastair gray
May 22, 2022 12:25 pm

Since Net Zany is technically, economically and socially unobtainable it will just eat up alot of money and airspace before it collapses in upon itself. Fads just have to run their courses before something else comes along to fixate on in their stead.

Bob Close
Reply to  Dave Fair
May 23, 2022 1:25 pm

OH I agree Dave, but our problem as scientists and skeptics is that we saw it all coming and failed to persuade the majority of people that the climate problem was miniscule and didn’t need any kind of action that is now mooted.
We now have to let these idiots’ energy policies fail to deliver cheaper or sufficient energy to prevent rolling blackouts and general energy poverty, as now being experienced in the UK and Germany.
Once the remnant conservative side of politics in Oz picks itself up and rejects net zero and climate policies in general, then we shall see some fireworks, hopefully in parliament and in the media- except Sky News- that has mostly just followed the IPCC climate consensus and not questioned the dodgy science behind the whole climate debacle.
We need real leaders like the IPA to point out the stupidity of the whole climate/energy mess that is only providing totalitarian states like China and Russia an economic club to beat us with and then buy us out!

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 22, 2022 1:02 pm

This does appear to be, politically, the path of least resistance and so will be the path that career politicians will follow to get the maximum profit from the absolute minimum of work.

LdB
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 22, 2022 6:48 pm

Australia is just set to start a new Climate War 2.0

You have the greens who will hold the balance of power in the senate and demand more done.
Labor got elected with a 30% first preference and no policy to go as far as the greens want.

So labor either has to front the greens down or cave in and run into the problem the Gillard Government had that they implement policies they did not go to the polls on.

Reply to  LdB
May 22, 2022 11:04 pm

The greens may have the balance of power, but the Liberals and Nationals, and probably quite a few Senators from minor parties can be relied on to support the Government if they do not try to go too far. Alter all, both the ALP and the Liberals support net zero by 2050. There is time for it all to come crashing down. To get to NZ2050 we will have to invest very heavily in nuclear Power Stations. This will eventually be realized by the two main parties.

Bob Close
Reply to  Dudley Horscroft
May 23, 2022 1:35 pm

No it won’t Dudley, the nuclear question is too hard for Oz at present, they just won’t go for it. So instead we will have to stick with coal and gas which we have abundance of and understand but have not developed them properly due to ignorance, Green intransigence and lack of political will to reinvest in more modern technology the Asians are utilising at our expense.
Australians will have to grow a backbone and look to our economic strengths, reject these international aspirant climate treaties, and make OZ strong again.

2hotel9
May 22, 2022 10:13 am

And yet government, media and academia will continue to pollute while using as much energy as they wish while driving everyone else into poverty. Truly sick people.

Ron Long
May 22, 2022 10:23 am

Looks like those electric buses are hot. Just saying.

Bryan A
Reply to  Ron Long
May 22, 2022 10:35 am

Certainly not a S-cool Bus

fretslider
Reply to  Ron Long
May 22, 2022 10:47 am
Vuk
Reply to  fretslider
May 22, 2022 12:25 pm

My neighbour tells me that ammonia-hydrogen fuel cells are the future green energy source of power for the road mass transport, i.e buses and coaches.

fretslider
Reply to  Vuk
May 22, 2022 12:32 pm

So the future isn’t cracking H2O, it’s cracking NH3?

mikewaite
Reply to  Vuk
May 22, 2022 1:22 pm

I thought that hydrogen fuel cells operating with oxygen or air have a simple overall reaction equation ;
2H2 + O2 —>. 2H2O
At anode hydrogen is oxidised , at cathode , oxygen is reduced and reacts with mobile H+ to give water as waste. Seems admirable, apart from having to use Pt as electrodes (but maybe just a thin layer).
But with H2 and NH3 ? Are hydrogen and ammonia oxidised at the anode to give mobile NH4 (+) , which reacts with oxygen or air at the cathode to give , what: NO2 and H2O? Doesn’t seem very kind to the environment.

Rob_Dawg
May 22, 2022 10:31 am

A Short Bus no doubt.

Bryan A
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
May 22, 2022 10:37 am

If it were Left Hand Drive, that would be the Exit Door

Bryan A
May 22, 2022 10:34 am

I read someplace that Australia is already a Net Carbon Sink so Net Zero would require an increase in CO2 production

Grahame William Booker PhD
May 22, 2022 10:39 am

Actually it won’t be interesting since the bloody bus goes nowhere despite the loud clapping from the WEF and usual suspects who bought the bus.

fretslider
May 22, 2022 10:43 am

I never thought I would see turkey’s vote for Christmas

Mack
May 22, 2022 10:45 am

With the Australian ‘turkeys’ having now voted for the climate change equivalent of Christmas, I do feel sorry for the likes of the author, Jo Nova, Ian Pilmer, Peter Ridd etc etc who have been fighting a lonely rearguard action against the Year Zero absolutists. It’s only going to get worse for them I fear.

To be slightly fair to Margaret Thatcher, although instrumental in launching the global warming bandwagon, she soon realised that she’d been had by the activist scientists on whose advice she originally relied upon and soon recanted. In her book ‘Statecraft’ she recognised that the whole charade had little to do with environmental concerns but was a proxy battle to impose international socialism on the West.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Mack
May 22, 2022 11:42 am

Soon recanted? It was over 15 years after her offer of “money on the table” to the royal society that she glossed over her part in the greatest fraud to be perpetrated on the world saying she “regretted” handing the marxist greens their agenda. It’s easy to miss that one sentence in her book. I think she should have recanted much, much sooner. Like while she was still in power and people were listening.

alastair gray
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
May 22, 2022 12:05 pm

she did have a scientific education so she can not blame the total ignorance that other politicians exhibit

Mr.
Reply to  Mack
May 22, 2022 2:46 pm

I did read somewhere a claim that Maggie used the “coal = global warming”
trick when she was seriously butting heads with the coal miners union.

As in, suggesting the whole coal thing should not be able to hold Britain to ransom as the unions were doing.

DMacKenzie
May 22, 2022 10:46 am

Glad to see someone is finally taking on all those droughts and floods and wildfires down under….since central planning has a proven track record worldwide on those types of issues…exercising control over men with shovels….
/s

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markl
May 22, 2022 10:55 am

And Australia use to be a paradigm of a freedom loving democratic country. What happened? Rhetorical question. The Marxists are relentless in their push for world domination and doing it one country at a time. Notice how they’re following the playbook of first banning guns? Lessons to be learned?

michael hart
Reply to  markl
May 22, 2022 11:44 am

I wonder too. What happened to the country that elected a world beer-drinking champion as Prime Minister?

Brad-DXT
Reply to  markl
May 22, 2022 11:52 am

The puppeteers pulling Biden’s strings are working on gun control. Fortunately, the population isn’t picking up what they are putting down, so far.
I don’t know who the brain trusts are that thought that after widespread rioting and property destruction they could convince people of the idea of giving up their means of protection.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Brad-DXT
May 22, 2022 12:39 pm

Korean shopkeepers arming themselves to fend off the LA rioters was the old symbol for the need to arm oneself against the barbarians. BLM rioters and inner-city criminals assaulting the suburbs are the latest.

With our 2nd Amendment and the fact that about 450 million firearms exist in America the Left is fighting an uphill battle. Hell, a few armed ranchers held off the entire U.S. government for months in Nevada. The Sagebrush Rebellion has pointed the way in dealing with government overreach.

B Sprague
May 22, 2022 10:58 am

I suppose that from now on the only form of transportation allowed to and from Australia will be sailboats and rowboats. No more carbon spewing ships or airplanes.

RickWill
Reply to  B Sprague
May 22, 2022 10:18 pm

Unless you are a refugee seeking asylum. Then you can use a clapped out diesel in a rotten hulk that sinks as it reaches the coastline.

RickWill
Reply to  RickWill
May 22, 2022 10:19 pm

Also those attending COP?? that Australia hosts can fly in with the private jest providing they have bought the required carbon offsets.

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Patrick Hrushowy
May 22, 2022 11:07 am

Do you see what happens when people get to vote? Delusional mass hysteria floating on decades of propaganda. At least there is a semblance of this being “the will of the people”.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Patrick Hrushowy
May 22, 2022 12:41 pm

Popular opinion is fickle, though. It will change as things get tough.

Hans Erren
May 22, 2022 11:28 am

Australia now has an Albanese government?

Vuk
Reply to  Hans Erren
May 22, 2022 11:48 am

There is Albanese (Italian for Albanian, where in the south there is a sizeable Albanian minority) in my Monte Negro too.
Dritan Abazovic è un politico Montenegrino, primo ministro del Montenegro dal 28 aprile 2022. Di etnia Albanese, è a capo del partito United Reform Actio

Vuk
May 22, 2022 11:29 am

OT
Not the most reliable tabloid Mail on Line is reporting
“Trusted aide Nikolai Patrushev – a former FSB chief – is now in virtual control of the Kremlin, and is the recipient of top level briefings that would normally go direct to Putin, claimed General SVR Telegram channel.
The same outlet has previously asserted that Putin has been ordered by doctors to undergo surgery related to a cancer condition, and had predicted his temporary disappearance despite the war in Ukraine.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10842537/Putins-TV-appearances-staged-week-mask-absence-duties.html

J.R.
May 22, 2022 11:49 am

I fear the economic harm that will come to Australia and the suffering and hardship that Australians will be burdened with. The only consolation I can imagine is that the effects of “net zero” will be swift and severe, and the calls to reverse it will be equally swift and severe. Unfortunately, it takes time to build new generating plants and people will suffer in the meantime.

May 22, 2022 11:53 am

COVID generated the notion of key workers, and Ukraine is in the process of doing the same for key industries, such as farming, and the production of fertilizers. The time is surely now for a political party to focus on these areas, and to ignore the fashionable climate and woke areas. Even if such a party loses it will still shift the needle in the right direction.

The key is to overcome the fact that most people leave full time education with little understanding of the fundamentals of how the world works, which leaves them open to capture by priesthoods and snake oil salesmen.

Dave Fair
Reply to  climanrecon
May 22, 2022 12:46 pm

Vaclav Smil’s “How The World Works” should be mandatory reading in high school and college. Its basic principles should be inculcated beginning at an early age.

Chas Wynn
May 22, 2022 12:16 pm

As described, there’s too much money and political capital at stake for the game to fail. Here, in Canada, we have had the same gong show at full throttle for five years now. The biggest impediment to change is an apathetic public who are bought and paid for by government largesse (billions in COVID supplements), and, a fourth estate almost completely dominated by government propagandists. Where this all leads is speculative, but probably an ugly place.

.KcTaz
May 22, 2022 12:27 pm

“Postal votes have not yet been tallied in this 2022 election, but it would appear the big winners are the Teal Independents backed by billionaire climate activists Simon Homes à Court…”
Like so many other nations recently, it looks like Aus. has the best Gov. money can buy. Good luck to Aussies, they’re going to need it.

Duker
Reply to  .KcTaz
May 22, 2022 5:31 pm

Ha! . Its a fraction of the $80-$100 mill spent by mining billionaire Palmer and his United Australia Party ( who had the opposite message to the ‘teals’) and got no wins

Murph
Reply to  Duker
May 22, 2022 10:07 pm

That’s because thinking people recognise that Palmer is a crackpot while the non thinking sheeple can’t comprehend that actions have consequences and so drink deeply of the activists cool-aid.

Duker
Reply to  Murph
May 23, 2022 12:23 am

I actually agree on that . Climate news is 365 days a year and most is just false

Gordon A. Dressler
May 22, 2022 1:04 pm

The bus in the above article’s lead-in photo most definitely does NOT have a net-zero carbon footprint.

Uncle Mort
May 22, 2022 1:08 pm

A real Net Zero bus is one that goes absolutely nowhere. Like the bus in the picture which appears to have been converted to this ideal go nowhere standard.

JEHILL
Reply to  Uncle Mort
May 23, 2022 1:45 am

No. The real net zero bus is the bus never got built. There is no way to build a complex machine without a hydrocarbon footprint.

Bruce Cobb
May 22, 2022 1:15 pm

It’s a bus built by jackals and hyenas, full of screaming chattering monkeys, operated by clowns on a road paved with “good” intentions headed for a cliff called Reality.

Olen
May 22, 2022 1:31 pm

The only thing that makes sense is corrupt politicians and members of industry are getting very rich and powerful. What does not make sense is how they are able to proceed the destructive path without any reason. Unless protection by election fraud.

Chris Norman
May 22, 2022 1:37 pm

Well I cannot think of a worse time to become a PM. His starting point is up to his neck in it and people will not put up with excuses for to long, as the Washington glove puppet has discovered.

Peta of Newark
May 22, 2022 1:41 pm

Is the guy in the photo ‘trying to put the fire out’
His services would have been useful in Potters Bar earlier today….

Quote:It is thought that up to seven hybrid buses had gone up in flames and “you could hear several loud bangs which they said were tyres” he said.

BBC

Robert B
May 22, 2022 1:43 pm

Even with these Teal candidates, and many in the media passionate about climate change and social justice, it’s a way to make money so as to not live next to the great unwashed.

Pat from kerbob
May 22, 2022 1:50 pm

Feel sorry for Jen and all the sensible members of upside down land, but it’s time for a boycott of international tourism to Oz, since CO2 is destroying all including the Great Barrier Reef.
If this government wants to walk the walk they should immediately close the GBR to the public and tourism, wiping out the country’s tourism industry.
Failure to do so just means they are the same hypocrites as all the rest.

There is no International tourism without hydrocarbons.

ResourceGuy
May 22, 2022 2:25 pm

Remember Australia to save some for the bailout America fund when we can’t make the debt payments of meet budget obligations. Either that or learn to speak Mandarin and Russian.

Mike
May 22, 2022 2:26 pm

A very sad place for Australia’s national interest moving forward. Has certainly come down to a ‘climate’ election & the electorates have spoken. Labour & the radical ‘green’ agenda appear to now have a mandate to ‘reset’ energy, transportation & agricultural policy based upon reduced CO2 emissions. Even as I type this NEM electricity grid is in a perilous state, a ‘Biden style’ great reset on the grid will only exacerbate this situation. A slippery slope? How will labour & the Aussie Green Reset dig it’s self out of a pending, product & food supply shortage, high inflation & interest rates, electrical grid blackouts-rationing by doubling down on the same policy that created this economic shambles? Surely the majority Australian electorate will be feeling the pain sooner than the end of labour’s 4 year term? Maybe a bit like asking the current ‘majority’ Democratic American voter how he-she-them-they feels about the current status of ‘abundance’ in the Disunited States of America

Old Cocky
Reply to  Mike
May 22, 2022 2:41 pm

3 years maximum, actually.

Murph
Reply to  Mike
May 23, 2022 3:54 pm

Actually it wasn’t a climate election. The Labor party put forward no real policies, too afraid of the climate push back, and the Liberals said vote for us because a Labor government will be even worse than us. Neither of the major parties even pretended to have a vision for the country, and none of the minor parties had anything like a viable policy portfolio.

It’s time we had the option for “None of the above” on the ballot.

Walter Sobchak
May 22, 2022 3:17 pm

Australia = Sri Lanka

Have fun, cobbers.

Bob
May 22, 2022 3:50 pm

One would think that the Australians would have better sense than this but I guess I give them too much credit. The only way to wake these zombies up is to stop enabling them. Renewables can not survive without good old fossil fuel or nuclear. These people are nothing but liars and cheats, they need a good lesson. If I were king of Australia I would give the country fair warning, you have thirty days to prepare for your carbon free holiday. All generating plants that aren’t wind or solar will be taken off the grid. I suggest you buy a gas or diesel generator soon because you are going to need it. Once these loony birds see the light we will restore all generation. I don’t want to hear anymore about net zero, you want renewable energy fine, you use it, as for the rest of us we will be using affordable, reliable and dispatchable energy sources.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
May 22, 2022 4:32 pm

Perhaps the reason Morrison lost the election were his obsession with brutal and useless COVID lockdowns and COVID Zero nonsense.

Duker
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
May 22, 2022 5:32 pm

Wrong. The Federal government had no power over the various states who imposed the lockdowns.

Dennis
Reply to  Duker
May 23, 2022 2:57 am

The armchair experts seem to believe that the Federal Government could have used a couple of untested constitutional law levers to stop the excesses of Labor State Governments but various legally qualified people including the Assistant Attorney General (Federal) pointed out that under the circumstances that would have been divisive and a danger to the future of federalism, even if it succeeded. On the other hand private challenges, one against the WA State Government related to interstate border closure (all States followed the WA lead) and one against the VIC State Government relating to Emergency Powers legislation and lockdowns, failed and failed on appeal with judges deciding under the circumstances prevailing (pandemic) the State actions were constitutional.

Dennis
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
May 23, 2022 2:51 am

Unfortunately too many Australians made the same mistake, helped along by Labor Premiers who chose to hide behind the Federal Government and Prime Minister by blaming them for State Parliament legislation for Emergency Powers resulting in lockdowns, other restrictions, mask and vaccine mandates, etc.

The Commonwealth of Australia was formed by British Colonial Governments forming the Federation of State Governments, and they established the Federal Government. The new States retained most of their colonial areas of responsibility and powers and handed only areas of national importance to all of the States to the Federal Government and foreign affairs, international borders, defence and a few others.

State Health have primary responsibility for public health and State Public Hospitals care for patients. State owns and runs schools, transport, policing, electricity and water supplies, etc.

On the Federal credit side they provided funding to deal with the national pandemic recession caused by lockdowns and restrictions, funding for employers and employees to support them and for other pandemic assistance to States. And now the national economy is growing at 3.5% of GDP, OECD forecast a week ago 4.1% growth soon. Unemployment 3.9% and the lowest since the 1970s. All Federal management and planning.

les online
May 22, 2022 4:57 pm

Did you say Holmes a’Court Activists when you meant Ha’Ctavists…
The Little Corporal (“Squinty”) about to take the reins promised Socialism for Corporations & Businesses as an election campaign bribe…
That’s what he meant by promising to bring industries back to Australia…It will only work if the tax-payer subsidies are big enough… And it will have to be quite substantially more than the millions used to bribe carmakers to stay…The profit-subsidy just wasnt big enough…

Dennis
Reply to  les online
May 23, 2022 3:02 am

And failed to mention that in 1975 the Whitlam Labor Federal Government signed the UN Lima Protocol agreeing to the gradual transfer of manufacturing industry to developing nations, like China.

And around 1990 the Keating Labor Government signed the UN Agenda 21 – Sustainability covering a wide range of effectively economic vandalism that also acted as a deterrent to manufacturing in Australia.

Add to the long list the Labor industrial relations legislation Fair Work Australia circa 2010 and related anti-business clauses, productivity decline, as the Managing Director of Toyota Australia pointed out after the public announcement by Toyota, General Motors Holden and Ford in 2014 that they would leave Australia, no more vehicle production.

Where were the Unions when manufacturing industry was effectively given marching orders?

Dennis
Reply to  Dennis
May 23, 2022 3:08 am

I was employed for almost 25 years by a large manufacturing business, a company reporting to a public company board in Australia. I was Managing Director for about half of that period of employment and retired of my own accord twenty years ago.

The company was profitable, according to Dunn & Bradstreet three times the industry average profit before tax consistently. During the 1990 recession profit was still about half the average of earlier years and after the recession profit returned to average. I was offered board support for a management buyout and seriously considered the offer. But my business plan warned me that manufacturing conditions were deteriorating and imports were becoming an increasing threat, and that if I had to close the factories the costs involved would be more than the after tax profits before the closure date anticipated in my business plan.

So I chose to retire eighteen months after a foreign company acquired the business despite incentives offered to remain employed.

aussiecol
May 22, 2022 5:14 pm

”… given he now has a clear mandate to achieve ‘net zero’ and start closing down particular industries.”

Well not totally. Albo either has to work with the Greens or the Coalition to pass legislation in the Senate. Given the impossible demands of the Greens he may be forced to work with the Coalition. Interesting days ahead.

Dennis
Reply to  aussiecol
May 23, 2022 3:15 am

There is a frightening proposal with draft legislation already prepared by pale green Teal Independent Party MP Zali Steggall, revealed by Andrew Bolt on The Bolt Report, Sky News, recently.

Her legislation, and I heard other Teals speak in support of the legislation during the campaign, provides for a new Climate Office and a Climate Commissioner who would not be answerable to the Parliament and Federal Government but who could instruct Cabinet on climate related matters. Sort like our ABC Act of Parliament making ABC untouchable by a government unless the Act is changed. But of course ABC cannot dictate to government.

Some might remember when the Abbott led Coalition Government elected in September 2013 defunded the then non-government organisation (NGO) Climate Office? That was an advisory office only with no powers. But the senior executive, Tim Flannery, was a climate zealot.

The two shades of Green and Labor want Australia to become a “renewable superpower”. The darker Green want coal mining stopped as soon as it can be arranged and more economic vandalism.

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les online
May 22, 2022 5:16 pm

Dont be too concerned about Labor’s “win”. If the Ha’Ctivists hold the balance of power Labor will be largely a lame duck government. The newbies cleared out some Coalition deadwood, and will last one term – while the Coalition gets some new blood infusions…
“Climate Change” is a proxy debate, standing in for a lot of social and economic disquiet that hasnt yet been able to express itself directly…Opinion polls are less a measure of concern about “Climate Change’ than a measure of the level o concern off quality of life issues that concern the masses…

Simonsays
Reply to  les online
May 22, 2022 6:58 pm

You are right about the deadwood. The party has become full of LINOs ( Liberals in name only). The membership is so bad, many polling stations didn’t have anyone handing out how to vote cards. There is going to be a massive fight now between the moderates(bedwetters) and the centre right conservatives for control and direction of the party. Oz is now in for massive rude wakeup on monetary economic theory as inflation and interests take off on the back of a Labor Greens spendathon.

ray g
May 22, 2022 6:09 pm

Aussie Col, my thoughts exactly.

Jeff Alberts
May 22, 2022 6:24 pm

How will they know when they’ve tackled climate? Does a ref come out and blow the whistle?

Dennis
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
May 23, 2022 3:18 am

Only after the goal posts have been moved many times and the referee suspects that voters have reached the end of their tolerance.

Ewin Barnett
May 22, 2022 7:33 pm

Maybe the new government will finally answer the most important question before embarking on massive disruption of society and the economy. Since the climate is always changing, is the trend moving towards or away from the optimum for the health of the biosphere we all depend upon? To what extent is human activity helping or hindering these natural trends?

john
May 22, 2022 8:15 pm

“Australia Has Finally Caught the ‘Net Zero’ Bus”
Is that like catching a tiger by the tail? Look, Ma, I caught a tiger by its tail. Uhh, now what do I do?

John in Oz
May 22, 2022 8:45 pm

given he now has a clear mandate to achieve ‘net zero’ and start closing down particular industries

With approximately only a third of the primary vote, some reporting that this is the lowest primary vote for 100 years, I disagree that Labor has any form of mandate as 2/3 of Aussies did not give them the authority to act on their behalf.

mandate noun [ C usually singular ] uk / ˈmæn.deɪt / us / ˈmæn.deɪt / mandate noun [C usually singular] (AUTHORITY) the authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to perform an action or govern a country

Regardless, they are in a position to get what they wish for, at our expense.

Luckily, there is another election in 3 years so let’s hope they stuff up sufficently in that time for the sheeple to see the errors of their ways

Duker
Reply to  John in Oz
May 22, 2022 9:01 pm

Yes they did. You forget its labour plus the greens primary vote that means Labour wins the most seats ( using the preference system)
Same as the Liberals needed the rural Nationals to win previously

Kazinski
May 22, 2022 9:56 pm

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

H L Mencken

“Politics is the theory where if you give the common people everything they ask for you can’t get elected again for at least a decade.”

Me

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Herbert
May 22, 2022 11:41 pm

While Australia has a new Labor government federally, Queensland has a continuing State Labor Government.
Last weekend the Brisbane newspaper published a lead article,“Left out in the Coal” in which the State Energy Minister Mick de Brenni pledged to keep all coal fired generators in Queensland open.
He is due to release the State’s new Energy policy later this year.
He declared it “does not include”closing any of its publicly owned coal fired power stations.
He has now doubled down on this commitment.
He was immediately attacked by the usual suspects who pointed out that it is impossible to have Queensland achieve 50% reduction in emissions by 2030 and retain coal and gas fired plants(Australia has no nuclear power).How true.
What will happen with the Federal and State Treasurers is they will kick the can down the road on their emissions reduction targets and the abandonment of fossil fuels.
(“Never get between a politician and a bucket of money”).
This year coal exports will accrue more than $100 billion for the Australian economy.
To abandon fossil fuels will devastate that economy and household budgets,as economist Terry McCrann points out in his syndicated national column today,”Green around the gills on Labor rollercoaster.”
This issue has a long way to run.

Dennis
Reply to  Herbert
May 23, 2022 3:20 am

It’s worse than QLD, add WA, SA, VIC, ACT and NT all with Labor governments.

Only TAS and NSW remain in Liberal-National Coalition hands.

I doubt that the majority of voters considered how much combined powers and influence Union controlled Labor would gain if they formed Federal Government.

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Bob Close
Reply to  Dennis
May 23, 2022 2:12 pm

Look, its all down to the Liberal party losing its conservative mojo, electors want to follow someone who is credible and has a proper long-term agenda to support their base. Morisson forgot what his side of politics was fighting for, lost the plot, wimped and sold out to the leftists at COP 26 when threatened with climate trade sanctions by the EU, UK and USA. He lost this election right then. Trying to be soft on Net Zero was seen through by the voters and media as second rate compared to the Greens and Labors real hard climate policies, better to have opposed the climate alarmists and renewable energy carpet baggers outright!
This will all come out now in the political backwash of this stodgy election, God help Australia until we get a decent opposition party to meld with the ever present mostly reliable Country party under that man with the big hat.

Dennis
May 23, 2022 2:40 am

Jennifer you might not be aware that Allegra Spender and family are well known to the Turnbull Family and vice versa.

It’s a small world.

Jennifer
Reply to  Dennis
May 23, 2022 4:47 am

of course

Derek Wood
May 23, 2022 2:48 am

All whilst China, India and rapidly developing African Nations are cheerfully commissioning more coal-fired power stations than the rest of the zero-emissions numpties have left to shut down! This has never been about climate, it’s about the wholesale destruction of first-world industrially-based societies and economies.

Dennis
Reply to  Derek Wood
May 23, 2022 3:26 am

UN Lima Protocol 1975

Gradual transfer of manufacturing industry from developed nations to developing nations, including China.

Ask why now deceased Canadian billionaire, former UN official, said to have been architect of climate change warming politics based on natural climate, who was granted asylum in China when the Environmental Protection Agency Canada was chasing him for illegally extracting water from an aquifer under land he purchased in Canada.

Strong’s cousin was a girlfriend of Mao Zedong, Chairman Mao of China, the Little Red Book author and Communist. And consider the controlled and managed “capitalism” permitted for party members by the Chinese Communist Party. And then climate change and the admissions, including in October 2015 by UN Official Christiana Figureres, that the real objective of climate change politics is to destroy capitalism as the world knows it, the system that gave developed nations the prosperity and wealth, the system China and Russia adopted when they realised that was key to United States of America and allies wealth.

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Clive
May 23, 2022 3:48 am

What on earth has voting got to do with climate change and the government’s determination to fill the countryside with windmills and solar panels. I gave up looking for the end of that stuff below, just too much ado about nothing.

Albanese will be rounding up the companies who install the wind and solar, organizing a guaranteed profit deal and locking us in to an economic failure. We will get unreliable energy on a massive scale. Our coal fired plants are being closed and what’s left will not fill the gap.

Vic Hardy
May 23, 2022 4:49 am

The house of cards will fall when the price of electricity double or triples and when blackouts become a daily occurrence.

Edward Sager
May 23, 2022 7:39 am

No doubt Australians can’t wait to see their economy shut down so the government can brag about unobtainable climate goals.

n.n
May 23, 2022 9:43 am

The big bang… spontaneous combustion theory of the Green deal.

Mason Crawford
May 23, 2022 8:01 pm

Well considering this Australian election was a choice of baby poo or baby vomit, I wrote in for dog excrement! The next few years are going to be painful for Australians, but it will most likely result in another decade+ of Coalition government after the next Federal election.

Patrick MJD
May 23, 2022 9:35 pm

Beginning back in the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher…”

Wilson closed more mines than Thatcher ever did.

Stuart Moore
May 24, 2022 4:54 pm

32% of the primary vote is hardly a ‘mandate’ for anyth8ing.

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