The Governments’ new ‘Direct Action’ climate laws are good news to me, a ‘tree-planter’, though a pointless exercise to change what they can’t change, the climate. You would think the Greens would love it. What’s not to like about about planting 20 million trees. No, the Senators are mortified:
1.30am this morning, the Abbott gov and coal mining billionaire Palmer joined forces to rob tax-payers of $2.5 billion dollars to give to their mates at the Big End of Town.
For what? The promise of a reduction of emissions. No penalties for non-compliance, and a lot of optimism coming from the Abbott camp.
I wont bore you with the rest on their Facebook pages. Andrew Bolt has compiled more comments from different journalists. This is one:
This is a decisive political victory for Tony Abbott and his Environment Minister, Greg Hunt…
The latest reversal by Clive Palmer and his party has delighted the Prime Minister, dismayed Labor and sent the Greens into paroxysms of rage. The wheel of history has turned in two stages — the recent repeal of Julia Gillard’s ETS policy and this week’s kiss of life to Direct Action.
Read them all.