4 Dec 2012

Leadership and the Environment: Vision, Success and Failure

I went to a breakfast talk this morning organised by the Curtin Business School and was interested to hear Greg Hunt, the shadow minister for climate action, talk.

And I was very dissapointed to hear him just tell us about how bad the carbon pricing is but he didn't talk about what can be done instead. So far the empty talk of liberal politics! In my view they can only dissagree with everything what their opponents do but cannot come with an interesting alternative plan, too afraid to hurt the people who are backing them, the ones with the money.
Hunt plays the pricing scaremonger card

Here I was hoping to hear something interesting... another wasted 1.5 hour.

While: Barnett attacked on carbon tax
The Barnett Government could never again question the legitimacy of the carbon tax after using it to remove greenhouse conditions from the Kimberley gas hub, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet said yesterday.

A liquefied natural gas- processing plant last month became the first major project since the late 1990s to be given WA Government approval without greenhouse conditions after Environment Minister Bill Marmion decided it did not need them in light of the carbon tax.

Emissions from the plant operating at full capacity could be as much as 52 per cent of WA's and 6.5 per cent of Australia's total greenhouse gas generation based on 2007 levels, according to the Environmental Protection Authority.

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