Daily Links May 26

This is what happens when Labor has weak policy on energy – but they are slow learners.  https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/nsw-labor-followed-the-joel-fitzgibbon-playbook-in-the-hunter-and-look-what-happened-20210525-p57v0c.html From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 26 May 2021 at 10:53:05 am AESTTo: undisclosed-recipients:;Subject: …

Daily Links May 25

They know about COVID distancing in Broken Hill. From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 25 May 2021 at 8:31:01 am AESTTo: undisclosed-recipients:;Subject: Daily Links May 25 Post of the Day ‘Bringing people …

Daily Links May 24

Mining has given us so much, including street views of Broken Hill. From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 24 May 2021 at 8:12:24 am ACSTTo: undisclosed-recipients:;Subject: Daily Links May 24 Post of …

Daily Links May 23

Ok, it is only a state government by-election, but it is in a coal electorate with farming under threat. If the progressive vote is only around 20%, a similar result federally doesn’t bear thinking about. We all have a lot of work to do.https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/upper-hunter-byelection-result-disastrous-for-labor-20210522-p57u91.html

Daily Links May 22

From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 22 May 2021 at 8:12:25 am ACSTTo: undisclosed-recipients:;Subject: Daily Links May 22 Post of the Day Mining lobby exaggerates taxes and royalties paid by $45 billion …

Daily Links May 21

Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor is an absolute embarrassment, for many reasons including for his total refusal to show leadership in his role as Minister for Emissions Reduction. https://reneweconomy.com.au/angus-taylor-im-not-driving-an-electric-car/ From: Maelor Himbury …

Daily Links May 20

There are simply too many articles on the topic to highlight. Suffice it to say, the government’s intervention in the electricity market via their own gas-fired generator has attracted criticism ranging from scorn to derision. Meanwhile, 46 of Victoria’s 79 local governments are collaborating in a massive PPA for electricity from wind. In a quite different context and with a few liberties with the words, us baby-boomers we’re wont to chant at demonstrations ‘One side’s right, one side’s wrong … Angus is a total nong’.

Daily Links May 19

Why do I think of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail when I read this article? Is it Angus ‘Fantastic’ Taylor claiming this IEA report ‘is but a flesh wound’ to his new gas-fired power station he’s going to underwrite or ARENA’s funding for CCS? This mob in Canberra are deeply into the absurd.https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/international-energy-agency-calls-last-drinks-on-fossil-fuels-20210518-p57sxl.html

Daily Links May 18

Now here’s a new one. Sports rorts, change rooms for girls and community development slush funds cost real money to pork-barrel marginal seats. Promising, before the election, car parks in seats you want to protect, then finding out after the event that you can’t deliver anyway doesn’t cost a cent. The LNP got the gain without electoral pain. Will the punters pay enough attention to not be duped again?https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/morrison-government-pulls-100m-promised-for-station-car-parks-20210513-p57rrj.html

Daily Links May 17

Ownership, implying “It’s my land, I can do what I like with it”, is quite a different proposition to Stewardship, “I’m here now, someone looked after this land before me, I need to look afterit for those who come after me”.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2021/may/17/who-owns-australia