Liberal Energy – The “too hard” party

How poor is the understanding of our Energy market by the Coalition government? Check these data. When Tony Abbott became PM he slashed the Renewable Energy Target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000 claiming the target could not be met. Not only was that revised target met, the original is going to be exceeded too. [...]

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Why “It’s Time” worked. Why Voter caution is required.

Way way back in ‘72, Gough Whitlam won government from a tired Coalition that had simply run out of puff. The Leadership was in chaos, they were pretty much out of ideas, they had no idea or desire of how to extract us from the looming defeat in Vietnam, party leaders were compromise candidates rather [...]

Original Renewable Energy Target reached

Great news. The RET of 33,000 gigawatt hours that was due by 2020 was met right at the end of last year and the best of all, there is no sign of the Renewables push slackening, even though the LGC price is expected to fall dramatically from their current value around $86. The Abbott speed [...]

Helping the Catholic Church out of trouble

The Catholic Church finds itself in a bit of a bind there days. They love having their exclusive gentlemen's club, with all the trappings and showmanship, fancy dresses, fine wines, and immunity from the Law, but suddenly folk have had enough of their treatment of children and society wants, demands actually, that they start behaving [...]

Malcolm feels the end game approaching

Cancelling a sitting week in Parliament is unusual to begin with, but I initially thought that Malcolm might have been building an escape route for failing to get SSM sorted out (which still has no real chance of being resolved this year even with the extra week in place). But on reflection, Malcolm doesn’t seem [...]

John Howard seeks non interference in Churches?

I knew it would not be long before some one tried to claim religious persecution in association with Marriage Equality and along stumbles none other than John Howard himself, the very man who started this whole fiasco by unilaterally changing the definition of marriage without consulting the Voters. So lets do a deep drive on [...]

Trump misses an opportunity

Yesterday we were treated to the painful video of Trump and Turnbull spruiking man love to the gathered reporters complete with “Alternative facts” which was dutifully accepted by those in attendance. I think it’s a photo finish as to who grovelled more. MT or the Reporters. With just one question about resettlement Trump could have [...]