Author Archives: Judith Sloan

Engie tells Koutsantonis to get stuffed: sound

Actually, the head of Engie is Australia is a pretty sound guy. He makes the obvious point that he is not going to keep the second turbine in the Pelican Point plant going just so AEMO or the South Australian … Continue reading

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Fake News from the Guardian

Here’s what we learnt from The Guardian today: In 1999 John Howard and Peter Costello halved capital gains as part of a wider tax package after the Ralph business tax review. Actually, the main change was the way the capital … Continue reading

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More middle class welfare/ buying votes

Give it up, I say, to the Turnbull government that wants to pour even more taxpayer funds into regulated childcare the fee subsidies of which are overwhelmingly snaffled by the middle and upper middle classes.  This must be a try-on. (Don’t … Continue reading

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Give it up, Innes

We all know that the Ai Group is a blot on the landscape but Innes thinks he is quite the expert on energy, although the RET can’t be changed – his green rent-seeker members couldn’t stomach that.  (Mate, the RET … Continue reading

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Fairfax Media’s failed “gotcha” moment

When you are taking your clues from the Australia Institute, you surely need to take a lot of care.  Deeply green and socialistic, none of its ‘research’ is to be relied on.  (I particularly love the Cat name for this outfit: … Continue reading

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United we fall: bipartisan energy policy

Oh dear, look at the following hangers-on who are sucking up to the carpet baggers in the renewable energy industry. Don’t you just love “hindering transformational change of our energy system”?  Actually, we never needed transformational change of our energy … Continue reading

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Baloney about electricity prices

You really did have to laugh at how the entirely left panel on Insiders (how is possible that Andrew Probyn is now on the ABC aka taxpayer payroll – is this some kind of joke?) stumbled their way through the explanation … Continue reading

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Regulator as activist: the Clean Energy Regulator jumps the shark

This must be one of the most disgraceful media releases issued by any government regulator ever – and that is saying something. It berates liable entities – electricity retailers – for failing to comply with the spirit of the law … Continue reading

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Manipulation on Q&A

I lost one hour of my life last night when I watched Q&A.  I thought Helen Andrews and Daisy Cousens would make the investment worthwhile, although I did realise that I would have to put up with Dan the CFMEU … Continue reading

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Why do we have a Chief Scientist?

Why on earth do we have a Chief Scientist?  We never had one in the past.  It’s quite Stalinist (geddit?) to have one government-sanctioned scientific view – he’s like our Lord, never to be questioned on any science topic. But … Continue reading

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