If the government was really serious about reducing carbon emissions it could just tax the coal industry to death. Instead it plans to make us pay more for everything by introducing a carbon tax and then compensate us and everyone potentially … [Read more...] about The Carbon Tax: All Style no Substance?
Archives for May 2011
Last Saturday, Sydney-based organisation GetUp! launched a petition to ‘Save the Murray Darling’ explaining the Basin was on the verge of ecological collapse because of over-extraction from heavy irrigators. The petition already has nearly 40,000 … [Read more...] about Send Tony Burke a Message
THE path up the carbon tax slippery slope was made clear when Greens deputy Christine Milne said “I certainly recognize that you are going to need a price at A$40 per tonne or more to shift from coal to gas and then a higher price still for gas to … [Read more...] about The Future is Not Green, But Grey: A Note from David Stockwell and Tony Cox
News Alert: Smelting and refining of Mount Isa copper in Queensland to cease The recent Xstrata decision to phase out their world class copper smelting and refining operations in Australia tells us that the taxes, processing, transport and energy … [Read more...] about Value Adding in Australia, The Beginning of the End: A Note from Viv Forbes
THE left in Australia can mobile very quickly with 'Getup' securing over 18,000 signatures on its petition to 'Save the Murray' since it launched the campaign just yesterday. The letter they sent out is full of misinformation including comment … [Read more...] about The Left Mobilizes to ‘Save the Murray’
Driving home late this afternoon I heard Tony Burke, the Federal Minister for Water and Environment, on ABC news radio explaining that because of “over-allocation” in the Murray Darling Basin the Coorong had suffered during the recent drought. So, … [Read more...] about More Government Waste on Unsustainable Lake System