Somehow the meaning of the word “liberal” is different in Australia to that in the United States. Same word, same spelling, same pronunciation but different meaning.
In this context, consider the following views expressed by the “Young Liberals” who:
claim to be the largest and most active youth political movement in the country.
In the context of energy policy, if it can be called policy, the Young Liberals have advocated for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) . Why? Because …
People forget the NEG was supported by the vast majority of the Liberal partyroom, mining companies, big business and also the renewable industry.
Policy by popularity contest. But did anyone notice who was missing from that list? Hmmm. Look carefully.
CONSUMERS and CITIZENS.
As a consumer and as a citizen, TAFKAS does not particularly care in the slightest what “big business” is interested in, and even less what the “renewable industry” is interested in.
In the end, it is consumers and citizens who pay for everything … including the “Liberal Party room”. Perhaps if public policy was developed with the consumer and citizens in mind, rather than sectional, self interested, rent seeking parasites, Australia might be in a different state.
The grand commissar of the Young Liberals, Mr Harry Stutchbury also said:
We’ve had 10 years of policy instability in this area and that has been a huge choke on investment.
Either Mr Stutchbury is suffering from dyscalculia or he thinks that the first 2 years of the Rudd Government offered policy stability. He might also think that the last couple of years of Howard Government, which actually introduced and legislated the Mandatory Renewable Energy Scheme offered policy stability.