Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Viv Forbes writes “Stop Wasting our Dam Water!”

The Saltbush Club today accused state and federal governments of wasting water often desperately needed everywhere west of Australia’s Great Dividing Range. The “Saltbush Water Watch” has been established to monitor government action and inaction and report on priorities. The … Continue reading

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Fuel poverty in Germany, a glimpse of the future

Reposting from 2015. Freezing in the dark. Welcome to Bill Shorten’s brave new world, the German experience. Some 800,000 German homes have been disconnected from the grid – victims of what is euphemistically called “fuel poverty”. In response, Germans have … Continue reading

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Don Aitkin taking a break

Somehow I missed this, last month Don decided to take a break for a while. He has earned it. You can still visit the site to find an amazing wealth of material especially on climate issues. Lets wish him well … Continue reading

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Liberals go for Peak Stupid

Just when we thought the Liberals could not get worse. A Religious Freedom Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission. As John Roskam mused, think about someone like Dr Tim Soutphommasane or Gillian Triggs in the chair. She wanted to regulate … Continue reading

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Identity politics is reactionary

Peter Baldwin continues the series of articles on the site of the Blackheath Philosophy Forum looking at identity politics. Old progressive verities have been turned on their heads. The aspiration to transcend race is now denounced as ‘racist’. Affirming the … Continue reading

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Civilization advances one coal-fired power station at a time

A nice link from Peter in comments. And Australian coal exports will thrive for many decades to come. Pity the public service is the main beneficiary in Queensland.

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Rafe’s Roundup 14 Dec

A few new things this week. The sawn-off version of the old Roundup to provide a one-stop shop for people to check what various groups are doing. Another addition, the Blackheath Philosophy Forum. Feature article. The racism of the left … Continue reading

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World leaders abandon the sinking ship in Poland while the southern ocean cools

Two great posts from Jo Nova. World leaders stay away from Poland apart from islanders from the non-sinking islands looking for money. And the Great Southern Ocean is cooling instead of warming. Could there be a problem with the models?

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China gets the message. Keep the coal fires burning…

if for power you’re yearning. With apologies to Vera Lynn. If you really want the home fires. A recent report from the activist group CoalSwarm included satellite imagery that shows many coal-fired power projects that were halted by the Chinese … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup on the summer power rip-off

The other day I submitted an article analysing 2018 YTD costs for wholesale electricity in the 5 states that make up the national electricity market. It did not fly but my interest was aroused again today when an article in … Continue reading

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