Hot from the success of ruining the live cattle export business in North Australia, 4Corners is continuing to govern the country by targeting Coal Seam Gas. With only six months left for their shrill bleatings to have any chance of success while there is a dysfunctional government in power, the pressure is on. Billions to
The Greens have won again in Tasmania. Gunns Ltd has entered voluntary liquidation – music to the Greens ears but not so to the 645 odd Gunns staff. If we could just encourage all Greens to move to Tassie we could isolate the disease and keep it out of the mainland. Trouble is, there everywhere.
The ALP/Earthian Greens are having a lover’s tiff. Personally I think it’s all spin as the ALP look to justify their behaviour over the last couple of years and struggle to pick up votes from the left….or anywhere for that matter. Gillard knowingly got into bed with these guys and the played the beast with
ONE in five new resources projects are stalling because unions are refusing to strike workplace agreements, putting pressure on companies to accept exorbitant wage claims or risk damaging investor confidence in the $500 billion pipeline of potential projects. The other four resource projects are trying to work out how to pay the MRRT, how much
A TENTH asylum-seeker vessel in a week has arrived in Australian waters, as people-smuggling looms as a major issue in Julia Gillard’s talks today with Indonesia. Just so you get the picture…..that’s TEN vessels in a week and SIX in 3 days knifing through the soft butter of our borders Amid the ongoing political impasse
TREASURER Wayne Swan has responded to criticism of one of Australia’s most controversial and complex taxes by proving the price of Weet-Bix has not risen overnight. Speaking at Woolworths Nundah – opposite his north Brisbane electorate office – yesterday, Mr Swan said fears the tax would send the cost of groceries soaring had been exposed
From The Public House The product supplied by this man, a non-saleable item for which there is no alternative, currently costs the Wayside Tavern $20,000 per year. Tomorrow that price rises to One Hundred and Seventy Thousand Dollars per year. The product? Refrigerant gas. Bet that doesn’t get reported in the media.
The Greens are going to hate this. Newman has changed the generous incentives for installing solar panels and returning power to the electricity grid. New installations will receive a feed-back tariff of 8c down from 44c a kW/h. I’ve been warning all and sundry that this had to happen as it was simply unsustainable both
Wayne Swan yesterday sharpened his attack on the mining billionaire by suggesting her designs on Fairfax Media endangered democracy. The biggest threat to democracy is the fact that Swan made that statement. Fairfax are in trouble because the people stopped buying their newspaper and I would suggest the reason is that they were catering to
Ron Pike, Coffs Harbour, NSW writes to the Editor of The Australian I MUST be a bit silly because I can’t fathom all this green stuff. We stop building dams and power stations and make water and electricity more expensive. We shut down the sustainable logging industry and import more timber. We truncate our irrigated