Savannah Enrichment Orchard Landscaping is all go, here in the West Kimberley. My time has revolved around planning plant nursery activities for the promise of tens of thousands of seedlings ready for planting out with our 5 Green Army projects for the next year and a half. These activities have been years in the planning and is now in full swing.
It would not have happened if not for Tony Abbott.
While Prime Minister, he did what every Labor/Green Government failed to do, environmental rehabilitation. A Green Army across Australia and 20million trees planted in 18 months. What’s more, it did what every Greenie dreams about, yet they pilloried him. Well, Tony Abbott is vindicated, the result is staggering. Joanne Nova reports:
Tony Abbott’s plan is one of the most efficient and effective programs anywhere in the world. But the Green hero is really enemy number one. Apparently giving the eco-cartel what they say they want is a disaster. Don’t look now, but green underpants are showing. Who cares about carbon reduction or trees? Givem’ power and money!
Gillard’s carbon tax cost $5310 per ton. Abbott’s plan at $10/ton this round is 531 times greener. The Direct Action plan uses a reverse auction to buy the cheapest carbon reduction in Australia. In the third round another half billion dollars has bought 47m tons of carbon reduction at an even cheaper price than the first two rounds. Most it achieved by planting or restoring greenery and trees.
The real problem with the Direct Action plan is manifold — a/ it doesn’t specifically punish the “big polluders” (those big independent companies that don’t need the government to survive). b/ it doesn’t reward the right patrons — there’s no money for the parasitic windmills and solar industries. And c/ It is more like the real free market solution the eco-fans say they want — showing that the fake free market idea of imposing an economy-wide carbon trading scheme is useless, overpriced, and inefficient. Direct Action fails to reward those financial houses and the conglomerate big-gov entities like the EU and UN, all of whom have been part of the lobbying cheer-squad for 20 years.
If the Liberals don’t win this looming election, Shorten’s Shafters will pocket the money for themselves, just like the last time. The Environment always loses with Labor/Green. At least, that’s what I found after 16 years in the Industry.
The Minister for the Environment has announced 397 new Green Army projects.