Author Archives: Judith Sloan

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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Fakenews: never from the Left or Progressive Press (sure)

I’m still enjoying the exploding heads along with lots of other Cats.  And here is another example.  How dare the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, misuse the term fakenews.  Doesn’t he realise that fakenews is a device used solely by fascists and … Continue reading

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McCrann nails it

I’m sure Terry won’t mind if I repost his magnificent column from the Weekend Australian (which is now wrapping up fish and chips, metaphorically speaking). Yes, the Treasury has put out another mischievous Tax Expenditure Statement loaded with all sorts … Continue reading

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Again: no comment

Emissions reduction, curriculum changes central to new Sustainability Plan The University of Melbourne will be carbon neutral before 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021 and will now report annually on the institution’s sustainability impact and performance.   That’s … Continue reading

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You can all take a flying leap

Here’s is Turnbull’s rather pathetic attempt to defend globalisation while being a bit loose with the truth.  Export trade deals?  They are trade deals – imports and exports, inward and outward foreign investment. He really doesn’t seem to get it. … Continue reading

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Some good news from the Ruddster

Rudd’s grim warning over UN Kevin Rudd has warned that the future of the United Nations hangs in the balance as the Trump administration forges ahead with planned cuts to foreign spending. The former Prime Minister has urged the UN … Continue reading

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