Despair

I mean Lord Howe.  Hay man.  Does it get any worse than this.

Phil Coorey in the AFR writes that Liberal Prime Minister Turnbull, that’s right Liberal Prime Minister says:

Australia’s gas giants risk losing their “social licence” and could face government intervention should they fail to come up with a solution to the looming domestic supply crisis.

Firstly.  What the hell is a social licence?  Is there a Department of Social Regulation that issues and regulates these social licences?  Have I missed some parliamentary debate.

Secondly.  Does it get any more circular than this?  Create a mess from regulation and government intervention in the market, blame the market and then threaten to regulate some more.

It’s like that Indian tale of the town infested with mice that brought the cats in.  When the town then developed a cat problem, the government brought the dogs in.  When the town then developed a dog problem, the government brought the elephants in.  And finally when the town developed an elephant problem, the government brought the mice in.

According to Coorey, the Liberal, that’s right, Liberal Prime Minister further said:

It is not acceptable for Australia shortly to become the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, to not have enough gas for its own families and its own businesses,

Well.  The solution is simple.  Stop government meddling in the market to stop gas exploration and extraction (note to Qld, NSW, VIC) and stop trying to force gas producers to sell domestically for less than the export price.

Prime Minister Turnbull again apparently:

I can say that the gas companies, I have no doubt, are very well aware that they operate with the benefit of a social licence from the Australian people and they cannot expect to maintain that, if while billions of dollars of gas are being exported, Australians are left short.

Wow.  Just wow.

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96 Responses to Despair

  1. MickofBrisbane

    Malcolm’s appears to be emulating Mugabe.

  2. Eddystone

    Prime Minister Turnbull again apparently:

    I can say that the gas companies, I have no doubt, are very well aware that they operate with the benefit of a social licence from the Australian people and they cannot expect to maintain that, if while billions of dollars of gas are being exported, Australians are left short.

    We need an economists take on how feasible this would be.

    Sinc?

  3. H B Bear

    Any politician using the phrase “social licence” should be placed against the nearest wall and shot. Pour encourager les autres, of course

  4. Bear Necessities

    When you have a man in the PM’s chair who has no core beliefs, except for wanting to be PM, then this is what you get.

  5. iain russell

    Terminal plonker. Beyond repair or saving. Prat. Class 1.

  6. H B Bear

    When Phabulous Phil starts making sense you know you are way down the rabbit hole.

  7. H B Bear

    Dare I say it, “This is not Potential Greatness.”

  8. Suburban Boy

    “Social licence” is of course Left-speak for being given permission (by the Left) to exist, and such a licence is only granted to those who stick strictly to the Left’s agenda. The naïve – for example PM Turnbull – think that it means “behaving responsibly”, which just demonstrates their ignorance of the Left’s totalitarian ambitions.

    Coopers Brewery lost its social licence a day or two ago when it failed to be as strongly in favour of SSM as it was supposed to be. Its directors’ subsequent grovelling may or may not result in the return of the licence.

  9. lotocoti

    they operate with the benefit of a social licence from the Australian people

    Really Trumbull?
    Santos might require your assistance in assessing the costs of that alleged benefit.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    Contracts law is law.
    Social license is bullshit.

    If Turnbull wanted to do something real he’d override the States’ bans on CSG for the national interest, and gaol any green ferals who get in the way.

    He will not do so because he has microballs.

  11. egg_

    KRudd could not have put it better.

  12. Herodotus

    If only there was a social license that stopped governments being complete dickheads about energy.

  13. test pattern

    ‘Western Australia is the only state in Australia with a gas reservation policy. Under Western Australia law, 15 per cent of all the gas produced in that state has to stay in the state. ‘

    http://www.reserveourgas.com.au/gas_reservation_how_it_works_elsewhere

  14. sabena

    This is precisely why conservatives are up in arms about Turnbull.
    He will lead the Liberal Party to destruction if he is not removed.

  15. bystander

    Turnbull, also, operate under a social license and has in a very short time breached every one of the license conditions. Unfortunately we cannot revoke this license for e few more years.

  16. Leo G

    Australia’s gas giants risk losing their “social licence” and could face government intervention should they fail to come up with a solution to the looming domestic supply crisis.

    Government intervention like publicly funding the construction of gas-fired electricity generators?
    Can they run on laughing gas?

  17. Philippa Martyr

    And only 183 days to Potential Greatness!™

    He’s holding up mahvellously.

  18. val majkus

    ‘social licence’ I heard it first in connection with greyhounds:

    The repeated citing of a “social licence’’ rankles with greyhound enthusiasts, including Brenton Scott, head of the Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance. He says the industry understands tangibles: clear rules, legislation and policy. Something as subject­ive and airy-fairy as a “social lic­ence’’ is harder to follow. It is also a key part of yesterday’s legal challenge.

    Scott says: “No one has ever seen, touched, smelt, heard, tasted or sensed a social licence. No one has ever owned a social licence. A social licence has never been bought or sold, inherited, transferred, copied, faked or handed in …(yet) the Premier has announced his intention to ban an entire ­industry based on it ‘losing its ­social licence’.’’

  19. Empire GTHO Phase III

    If Turnbull wanted to do something real he’d override the States’ bans on CSG for the national interest, and gaol any green ferals who get in the way

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but there is no federal power to do so. This is a state issue. Only offshore is fed remit.

  20. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Social licence applies to the Parliaments, not private companies. At this rate his licence (and that of the states) will be revoked.

  21. NewChum

    The Republic referendum was, what , eighteen years ago now?

    He was useless then, there was no intervening ‘road to Damascus’ event, ergo, he is useless now.

    Leopards are seldom in the habit or practice of changing their spots.

    If any further disqualification was needed, there is the floor-crossing support for carbon taxation and Godwin Grech affair in the previous leadership stint.

    There is no clear thinking left in Australian boardrooms. Just a bunch of social justice goodthink shared among agreeable people who think that present times of (relative) prosperity are from current decisions, and not from inherited capital and institutions.

    Only a bunch of insane people could look at the current situation of energy and water policy and think that it is all on track, save for a few minor issues. It’s only the bedrocks of society, what harm can come from a bit of soviet style central planning. Market Failure!

    Oh how we laughed at those Russians lining up for their bread! Those silly communists and their five year plans!

  22. Dr Faustus

    I can say that the gas companies, I have no doubt, are very well aware that they operate with the benefit of a social licence from the Australian people and they cannot expect to maintain that, if while billions of dollars of gas are being exported, Australians are left short.

    Over the years I have worked on gas projects with all of the companies Mr Tumbrill will be meeting today. I can say with certainty, that all of them have a well-developed corporate view on the issues of sovereign risk and the risky strategic nature of investments in the Australian gas industry. The collapse of the power infrastructure may be a new, unexpected and frightening experience for politicians, but it has been a front and centre issue for the petroleum industry for the past 10+ years.

    If the PM is foolish enough to raise the “social licence” issue, he will be reminded – politely, but very clearly – that Australia cannot expect to maintain a social licence to import capital while a government saying these things remains in office.

    He will be shown a very succinct table that compares sovereign risk (as measured by expropriation and fiat changes in terms/regulations) across a number of resource economics countries, including various third world toilets and dictatorships. In this regard, Australia runs well behind the pack.

    He will also be shown extracts from panicked correspondence from investors, customers and government agencies in Japan, China, Malaysia and Korea inquiring as to what the exact fuck is going on in Australia and referring to the arbitral provisions in the LNG supply contracts.

  23. dopey

    Surely it was known many years ago that the gas projects were for the export market.

  24. a happy little debunker

    So in addition to the PRRT, Royalties, Company Tax and the local Excises on LNP. LNG & CNG – They now have to pay for some ‘social license’?

    This, while our independently wealthy PM sucks down some $1/2 million of our money per annum and has 14 KWH of solar power installed on his roof & has a further 14 KWH of battery backup to match.

    He’s pulling their leg!

  25. Senile Old Guy

    Surely it was known many years ago that the gas projects were for the export market.

    The Inpex LNG has always been for export. Large ships leave the port regularly.

  26. Atoms for Peace

    What still amuses me is that SA ( rightly being the cloaca of Australia IMO ) runs this virtue signalling renewable experiment, and hadn’t factored in that their bruvvers in arms were also going to go full retard with virtue signalling and , oh well , shite rolls down hill.

  27. Atoms for Peace

    I hope that the gas companies and other energy concerns run a campaign based on ” We told you so !! “

  28. If someone were to suggest that Turnbull has lost his marbles, they’d be in gross error, he’s never had any.

  29. struth

    Sinclair, Sinclair, Sinclair…………..
    You are a professor.
    Is this the greatness that we are finally seeing?
    Looks an awful lot like desperate, corrupt socialist , anti business investment, government destruction of a nation to me.
    But what would I know?
    Please enlighten us.

  30. JohnA

    Dr Faustus #2326942, posted on March 15, 2017, at 12:47 pm

    If the PM is foolish enough to raise the “social licence” issue, he will be reminded – politely, but very clearly – that Australia cannot expect to maintain a social licence to import capital while a government saying these things remains in office.

    My dear Doctor, that is not a “social licence” but a “Commercial Reality Licence”.

  31. test pattern

    ‘The Inpex LNG has always been for export.’

    The INPEX Ichthys project was originally to be built WA where it would have been subject to gas reservation.

  32. Helen

    ‘Social licence’. If we own it, we get first dibs.

  33. BoyfromTottenham

    Bemused – Trunbull hasn’t lost his marbles (unfortunately), he is simply exposing himself (to those with the wit to understand what is happening here) as a committed socialist, masquerading as a Liberal PM. I am and continue to be gobsmacked that the LNP hasn’t woken up to this masquerade! Is the majority of the party brain-dead, or what? No wonder Bernardi got out and formed his own ‘real right wing’ party.

  34. T Bull

    Political correctness cancelled my social licence long ago.

  35. Trunbull hasn’t lost his marbles (unfortunately),

    Everyone knows that he’s been a Labor man, masquerading as a Liberal, since day one. But my statement had to do with his sense of reality, accentuated by his lack of spine and balls.

  36. dopey

    Where’s John Kerr when you need him?

  37. Stan

    As I said yesterday in another post, more evidence that our country is fucked.

  38. I forgot to mention his lack of integrity. You can forgive people for all manner of shortfalls, but lack of integrity is not one of them.

  39. egg_

    Trumble falls on his sword for renewballs and SA.
    Sad.

  40. alexnoaholdmate

    Turnbull originally wanted to join the Labor Party. He begged Kim Beazley to find him a safe seat. They turned him down.

    He joined the Libs, and went on to be the Minister for Banning Lightbulbs and the destruction of farms along the Murray. An incompetent joke.

    He became leader of the Libs – a party he initially had no interest in joining – and suffered the worst polling for an opposition leader in history, until removed by his own team.

    As Prime Minister he has been an incompetent disgrace, lost every seat in the Liberal Party’s majority, and is polling worse than Abbott. And now he talks like a villain from Atlas Shrugged.

    Yet people still seem to be surprised when he does so. People seem genuinely shocked at his incompetence.

    Oh, but Abbott was worse. Apparently.

  41. egg_

    his sense of reality, accentuated by his lack of spine and balls.

    The same as KRudd – damaged goods.

  42. H B Bear

    Everyone knows that he’s been a Labor man, masquerading as a Liberal, since day one

    Cuckoo -> termite -> lemming

  43. Snoopy

    Social licence? I don’t give shit. I have an anti-social licence. Get fucked Turnbull you commo deadshit.

  44. struth

    I am and continue to be gobsmacked that the LNP hasn’t woken up to this masquerade!

    They don’t care.

    Oh, but Abbott was worse. Apparently.

    Saying Abbott is not the answer, is not saying Abbott was worse.
    Abbott was a slightly more social conservative.
    Both useless pricks.
    The descent for Australia will be very quick now.
    Buy your dunny paper now.
    Venezuelan freckle is not pleasant…………so I’ve been told.

  45. gabrianga

    How does anyone with a “social conscience” knife a political colleague fair in the kidneys?

    Malcolm Mark i introduced a “social conscience” in 1976 which saw 3% of the Australian population receiving cash payments for “allowing” mining and exploration companies to explore for and mine Australian minerals which belong to the Crown (Australian Government) who manage their rights to mine on behalf of ALL Australian people.

    That was the “Liberals” big turn to the Left which has never been righted.

  46. Sparkx

    Breaking news –

    Wayne Swan calls for public sector expansion to push economy to full employment

    Seriously
    What with Turnmerkel, Shortfilth, Di Natale and now the Goose -what are we headed for?????????????????

  47. Fat Tony

    Anyone know the “Terms & Conditions” of Malcolm Trumble’s $2 million loan to the LNP prior to the last election?

  48. Myrddin Seren

    What with Turnmerkel, Shortfilth, Di Natale and now the Goose -what are we headed for?????????????????

    Best case – probably Argentina.

    Worst case – Panem and the Hunger Games.

  49. Suburban Boy

    Fat Tony: Turnbull’s contribution was a gift, not a loan.

  50. Sparkx

    I think part of the deal was that he wasn’t unseated as PM until after the next election – Only reason I can think of why he’s still PM.

  51. Boambee John

    A QC, “one of Her Majesty’s counsel learned in the law” who seems unaware of the law relating to contracts.

    Did he bring this level of legal skill to HIH? Could explain a lot.

  52. Howard Hill

    Is this turd a drone, bot or something. Has some sick prick way up above us all, imposed this fake turd in an attempt to experiment in algorithmic warfare on the people or some such sick plan? I mean real humans couldn’t be this thick could they?
    The AI programmer really needs to work on their algorithms when calculating responses, coz this piece of crap has no effin idea! Who makes this shit up anyway?

    If we don’t get some real humans in charge soon, we might as well stick our heads between our legs… you know the rest!

  53. Cradock's Choice

    Lemme guess, he wants to be promoted from Turnbull the F*ckup Fairy to Captain Clusterf*ck.

  54. Oh come on

    There is now literally no difference between a Labor PM’s rhetoric and a Liberal PM’s rhetoric. The Libs used to at least pretend they weren’t out and and out statists. Now the party of commerce believes that your private property is only yours as long as you have been granted some extra-legal concept called “social licence”.

    Why not call it what it is. Social justice. Trumbull is an SJW.

  55. De Fred Lenin

    H B Bear , I always want them shot against a wooden wall or an earth bank this eliminates ricochets off a solid surface which could harm innocent people ,causing endless problems with Workcover and slater and Gordon . Revolutionary fervour must be kept safe ,however being a humanitarian ,not in favour of the death penalty ,I would imprison them on Heard Island under canvas ,in shorts and singlet with thongs and one blanket ,for life plus twenty years ,disposing of the need to shoot them .
    I know I’m a softy ,but those big eyes pleading before they are shot, melt ones heart ,or sumfink .

  56. The underlying question is will the solution to the problem be socially inclusive, in line with community standards and meet the expectations of all stakeholders after the conversation has ended.

  57. Goanna

    Don’t listen to Turnbull, he’s talking through his hat.

  58. test pattern

    ‘Yet SA is just a microcosm of the problems likely to emerge in all States bar WA’

    Sloane in today’s Oz.

    Yes Judith you’ve noticed. WA is the only State with gas reservation.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-28/colin-barnett-to-eastern-states-copy-wa-gas-policy/8311950

  59. egg_

    ‘Yet SA is just a microcosm of the problems likely to emerge in all States

    What’s the term for politicians plural – clusterfvck?

  60. Russell

    Being told by a political leader you operate ‘with a social license’ is likened to being told by ya mum ‘just wait till I tell your dad when he comes home’, knowing dad will be to tired to care.

  61. cynical1

    Wayne Swan calls for public sector expansion to push economy to full employment

    Why not just put everybody on a four day week.

    Everybody is happy.

    Full employment and long weekends…

  62. I always want them shot against a wooden wall or an earth bank this eliminates ricochets off a solid surface which could harm innocent people

    Use hollow points, Dr Lenin.

  63. Senile Old Guy

    The INPEX Ichthys project was originally to be built WA where it would have been subject to gas reservation.

    Not my memory: it was either WA or the NT.

  64. Sydney Boy

    Wayne Swan calls for public sector expansion to push economy to full employment

    .

    It would be cheaper to pay them to stay at home and do nothing than show up to make-work jobs. Then we (the taxpayer) wouldn’t be paying for office accommodation, uniforms, computer systems, car leases, etc. etc. And there will be less fvck-ups to rectify when it’s all over.

  65. Muddy

    I believe that ‘social license’ is simply the new definition of what we quaintly used to call ‘protection money.’

  66. duncanm

    This seems apt.. for all those who thought Malcolm was the bulls tits.

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

  67. Muddy

    What’s the term for politicians plural – clusterfvck?

    What’s the collective noun for a group of Diet Labor politicians – a morgue?

  68. On a slightly different note, I’d love to know why SA voters keep voting Labor. There will come a day when the other states won’t be able to support you and you’ll wonder WTF happened.

  69. Andrew

    He should be Greatful to the Goose and Vladimir Ilych Leigh that this was only the 3rd stupidest thing I’ve seen this week.

  70. Rockdoctor

    Dr Faustus
    #2326942, posted on March 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I can concur, I have worked for the big miners and some smaller CSG/Coal producers. This sort of talk will certainly put some fear into some players in the industry. There is a slight upturn at the moment, do Politicians ever think? Obviously not, mining tax and carbon tax at the same time commodity prices slumped pretty well much gutted exploration a few years ago. Now talk like this when a very modest recovery is in process…

  71. David Brewer

    Say we revoked the gas companies’ social license. What then? No more gas?

    I don’t think so. As it’s a basic service, it would have to continue. The government would either nationalise the gas companies, or expropriate them and sell their assets to others.

    So the point of “social license” arguments is to assert that the government already owns (i.e. has the power of disposal over) everything and that company managers are just there to carry on business on its behalf.

  72. Mother Lode

    To misquote Henry II:

    Who will rid me of this Turnbullant prick!

  73. old bloke

    Have we run out of coal already?

  74. Nerblnob

    Exactly, old bloke. Pretty much every state in Australia has enough coal to run its power supply. There’s no need to run gas from remote regions.

  75. testpattern

    ‘Not memory’

    Bad memory. Scott rf is in cwth waters, gas from ichthys was to be brought ashore to the maret Islands for processing but the klc blocked it and carpenter sat on his arse. Hendo saw an opportunity to nick it. Worst thing the klc ever did and carps got booted out for it. That’s how Barnett became premier.

  76. Nerblnob

    I love to point out to anyone on the public teat that they are more in the pay of Big Oil/Gas/Coal etc than me since governments extract so much rent from these industries. It’s not just taxes and royalties but all the compliance people you have to pay for.

  77. Nerblnob

    Icthys was always a Japanese deal.
    It’s worth more to Australia as LNG export than domestic gas.

  78. Where can I get me one of them social licenses to print money on the taxpayer dime?

  79. old bloke

    The INPEX Ichthys project was originally to be built WA where it would have been subject to gas reservation.

    Eric Ripper (former Labor Premier) and his union mates made sure that the project didn’t go ahead in WA. The NT Government said they would help, so Inpex built a pipeline to Darwin and they are now the largest employer in the Territory, apart from the government.

  80. testpattern

    Nothing to do with ripper. Bergmann and the klc.
    McGinty and the missos drove gallop to the edge. Kelly and the missos with a name change will now do the same to McGowan.

  81. testpattern

    ‘Always a japanese deal’

    Of course it was inpex is japanese. They also have the huge masela abadi field on the indon side of the aust tanimbar border, which is subject to gas reservation and where they’re being forced to process onshore.

  82. Craig

    Malcom, please, just please, fuck off. Your fuckwittedness is only matched by dickhead Phils incompetence.

  83. Procrustes

    “Social licence”???

    FMD

    Even the Hawke labour government had the nous to support import parity pricing for petroleum back in the 1980s. Have we now descended to this economic illiteracy?

  84. john constantine

    The terrifying thing is that shorten is genuinely worse.

    The only hope for the Australian gas exporting industry is that their pay for play shorten foundation becomes open for offers as to how the country should run.

  85. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Remember this from 2002?

    Gas boom as China signs $25bn deal

    By Tom Allard and John Garnaut
    August 9 2002

    An Australian-based consortium has won a contract to supply China with liquefied natural gas worth up to $25 billion in what will be the nation’s biggest single export deal.

    The contract gives Australia a foothold into what promises to become a highly lucrative market.

    The gas, from the North-West Shelf off Western Australia, will be worth between $700 million and $1 billion a year for 25 years.

    China’s offshore oil company will invest in the project, which promises $1.5 billion of capital works and new jobs in remote Western Australia.

    The Prime Minister, John Howard, who announced the deal, said the contract to supply China’s first liquefied natural gas power station in the rapidly growing Guangdong province would benefit Australia for years.

    “This is a gold medal performance,” he said, hailing the deal as the fruits of a close but realistic engagement with China.

    Mr Howard has met President Jiang Zemin more times than any other foreign leader and went to Beijing in May in a final push to secure the deal.

  86. Rob MW

    A social license is obtained through the collectivism of stakeholders expropriating the proprietary rights of others.

  87. gabrianga

    Doesn’t the Federal Government have a “National Interest” in all Australian minerals which can over ride the ?State decisions.

    Perhaps a leveling of the playing fields by granting property owners a fixed % in mineral royalties ,similar to those paid to Aborigines under the NT Aboriginal Land Rights Act ,enacted in 1976, would help?

  88. Dr Faustus

    The INPEX Ichthys project was originally to be built WA where it would have been subject to gas reservation.

    Inpex and Total spent ~$300 million, 100% at loss risk, exploring and appraising WA-285-P/Ichthys.

    The reason Ichthys LNG is being developed 19 years after Inpex started spending the big dollars is that Inpex was able to justify the additional cost of a 900km subsea pipeline to Darwin vs having 15% of the gas and associated condensate sterilized indefinitely by the WA Government, 250 km away.

    Great policy, WA Government. Huge win.

  89. Dr Faustus

    Doesn’t the Federal Government have a “National Interest” in all Australian minerals which can over ride the ?State decisions.

    No. But it can refuse export permits and cause projects to fail.

  90. Jannie

    ‘My name is Turnbull, King of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  91. Wozzup

    ” The repeated citing of a “social licence’’ rankles with greyhound enthusiasts, including Brenton Scott, head of the Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance. He says the industry understands tangibles: clear rules, legislation and policy. Something as subject­ive and airy-fairy as a “social lic­ence’’ is harder to follow. It is also a key part of yesterday’s legal challenge.

    Scott says: “No one has ever seen, touched, smelt, heard, tasted or sensed a social licence. No one has ever owned a social licence. A social licence has never been bought or sold, inherited, transferred, copied, faked or handed in …(yet) the Premier has announced his intention to ban an entire ­industry based on it ‘losing its ­social licence’.’’

    To say nothing of the fact that “social license” is something that is likely to change from day to day depending upon which scoundrel in high political office can either influence the ravening mob or, more likely, respond to its ravings. Social license, together with other fine upstanding fascist ideas, is the concept that contributed to German’s decision to burn books in 1933 and then from 1941, start instead burning people. It seems that writers of books containing banned ideas had no social license to publish them and Jews and other undesirables had no social license to live. Hitler had many willing executioners among the German people who agreed with his ideas on who had and who did not have “social license”. Nothing more needs to be said to explain why social license is not a concept that fosters civil society nor is it conducive to civilization. It is however very good for mob rule by demagogues and autocrats. Ask maybe Erdogan in Turkey.

    Needless to say anyone in high political office in Australia who cites this concept with a straight face, should be pissed up with vigour by as many Australians who can muster the urine stream to do so. I would stand in line for hours to assist if anyone would like my help. I doubt however that Malcolm T would agree. Possibly he feels I do not have the necessary “social license”.

  92. rickw

    What a complete moron, the liberals are history, and rightly so.

  93. Texas Jack

    Slowly but surely the language used around the Turnbull dinner table leaches out for the world to see…

  94. Yohan

    The NSW and VIC governments locked fracking development. They should not get 1 ounce of subsidized gas unless they change their policy.

  95. Nerblnob

    Always a japanese deal’
    Of course it was inpex is japanese.

    i meant that the customer is Japan.

  96. Nerblnob

    And there will be no more onshore LNG plants in Australia because activism.

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