Daily Links May 31

Is the Adani mine on a planet where climate change isn’t happening? What on Earth are they thinking if mine expansions and increased coal exports are on the table? This is a case where Labour needing Greens support in the Senate is a good thing.https://inqld.com.au/business/2022/05/30/rise-and-rise-of-adani-coal-giants-carmichael-mine-may-triple-in-size-as-part-of-planned-expansion/

Daily Links May 30

You change the government, you change the country, said the great P J Keating. And change is on the way, so many good changes after our three years of despair. And I recall another saying from a mate who related, perhaps only a little tongue-in-cheek, the Socialist Left credo ‘in victory, revenge, in defeat, malice.’ In the current case, if not revenge, at least a federal ICAC with retrospective powers.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-29/regional-independents-warn-nationals-liberals-ahead-nsw-election/101108914

Daily Links May 29

The arguments from the Labor Environmental Action Network should be heeded, Albo, or this will happen more and more often.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-28/greens-win-brisbane-seat-electorate-federal-election/101104170

Daily Links May 28

To be told by the Greens, albeit with a different leader, that with regard to fossil fuel policy Labour ‘should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good’ sticks in the craw. It was their insistence on the perfect that shot down Rudd’s CPRS and condemned Australia to a 12 year climate war. Even so, Labour has to get real on reduction targets and industry transition so the phase-out of fossil fuels can occur.https://www.watoday.com.au/politics/federal/greens-have-mandate-to-stop-new-oil-and-gas-projects-bandt-tells-labor-20220527-p5ap2g.html

Daily Links May 27

So the Pentecostal who believes that the Rapture is imminent so why would we do anything about climate change which is clearly part of God’s plan is soundly rejected by a finally-awakened electorate. Part of the LNP’s plan for a resurrection is to install as Deputy Leader Three ‘S’ Sussan, a flake who added a third ‘S’ to her name on the advice of a numerologist in order to ‘make her life more interesting’. Could you make up anything as nonsensical?https://www.themonthly.com.au/the-politics/rachel-withers/2022/05/26/desperately-tweaking-sussan

Daily Links May 26

There’ll be much more beside energy price hikes to come out that this mob of crooks and carpetbaggers kept out of the public domain to boost their election chances. Three ‘S’ Susan, now being touted as the likely Deputy Leader to the Big Sebago, has been sitting on the Australia State of the Environment Report since last December. The whole lot of ’em need a good pull-through I reckon.https://inqld.com.au/business/2022/05/25/scomos-dirty-little-secret-hidden-electricity-price-rises-to-be-revealed-this-week/

Daily Links May 25

That people of courage and bravery have been prepared to risk all, and in extreme cases it is all, shows the timescales which democracy works need speeding up on a range of fundamental issues. From tree-sitting, superglue binding hands to locks, sewing up lips and self-immolation, we should applaud activism.https://theconversation.com/climate-change-radical-activists-benefit-social-movements-history-shows-why-181977

Daily Links May 24

To anyone, including Thomas Keneally, accusing Albanese of running a too-timid campaign, two responses, (i) it worked and (ii) try winning with the millions Palmer was spending against you, the vitriol Newscorp was running against you and an absolutely ruthless opportunist your rival. To those who accused him of deserting Labor values, Albanese said he put first that traditional Labor value of winning.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/24/when-australians-woke-up-to-scott-morrison-they-didnt-just-move-the-goalposts-they-dragged-them-off-the-paddock

Daily Links May 22

Post of the Day Sick of the election? Go for a walk and let nature heal your soul Warwick McFadyen Let posters be folded, let corflutes be stacked away. The …