Can we just clear this up

If there is one expression/phrase that TAFKAS is so tired of hearing, that would be that:

The government does not have a climate policy.

Just for those ignorant folk out there, the absence of a policy for action is not the absence of a policy.  To do nothing is still a policy.

TAFKAS knows that it is a foreign concept for many, particularly those in the media, that the Government does not own and control everything.

Here are some similar examples:

  • A policy to not increase taxes is not the absence of a policy.
  • A policy to not nationalise industry is not the absence of a policy.

Just because these advocates for economic homicide don’t like the government’s “climate policy”, that does not mean that the government does not have one.

Let TAFKAS repeat …. a policy to do nothing (or little) is not the absence of a policy.

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12 Responses to Can we just clear this up

  1. stackja

    Scomo policy is do little but talk.

  2. Sinclair Davidson

    But it is worse than that – Australia does have a climate change policy. Just not the policy that environmentalists would prefer.

  3. Karabar

    One can always hope that SCOMO will avoid enlisting a retarded kid from Sweden for help.

  4. jupes

    The government does not have a climate policy.

    Then what is the RET?

  5. V

    Sinc is spot on. The libs are actually supportive of renewables and have been since Howard introduced the RET.

    Alan has previously provided the following link which shows $5B per year in subsidies for renewables and growing: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b6987c_ca653c62aeb14f2bb027bc42737ea58c.pdf (table 6 – page 20)

  6. egg_

    Figueres of the UNFCCC said it’s not about the Environment – it’s about wealth redistribution.

  7. I_am_not_a_robot

    I get the point they use rhetoric to apply the policy ‘ratchet’, it wouldn’t matter how economically suicidal government measures to fight CC™ were, they wouldn’t be enough.

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    We should buy coal fired power stations from China , their chineys dont soew out pollutng CO2 , they emit clean CO2 that doesnt cause global warming , they supply power to the factories hat make solar panels and wind turbines for export only to Western countries to destroy their industries ,thus creating captured markets for Chinese goods ,and make the Chinese armed foces the biggest in thee world .
    If we buy Chinese power stations who could accuse us of destroying the climate?

  9. Angus Black

    To do nothing is still a policy

    …and, more often than not, the best policy.

  10. One can always hope that SCOMO will avoid enlisting a retarded kid from Sweden for help.

    Indeed, there are enough of those in the Greens party.

  11. mem

    Tafkas you may find this House Debate from 11 September relevant to your question on government climate initiatives. We have I believe a Climate Solutions Package. Read down to Angus Taylo’rs response to Reecca Sharkie. https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debates/?id=2019-09-11.111.2

  12. Pyrmonter

    @ Sinc; @TAFKAS

    But it is worse than that – Australia does have a climate change policy. Just not the policy that environmentalists would prefer.

    Is the pottage of inconsistent command and control standards (wall insulation, lightbulbs) and indirect taxes (LRET) a policy that anyone wants? We incur a high (though, noticeably, difficult to estimate) cost, for what policy achievement? At least a market-based measure, whether a carbon tax or an ‘ETS’ might yield some insights into the costs of the policies, which at present are about as transparent as the cost of producing a tractor was under Stalin.

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