Keith Duncan, Pimlico
The LNP recently held a state convention in Qld and on the first day energy policy dominated the discussion. Of course with the LNP’s limited understanding of energy issues only two options were put forward: coal and nuclear – both dangerous polluters.
Federal resources minister Matt Canavan argued against nuclear, insisting it was too expensive (at least he got that right), but alas Matt got done and both options passed. Deputy PM Michael McCormack then addressed the devoted followers, had a God moment and started worshipping coal.
Next came the main attraction, our ‘aspirational’ PM. Muddling Malcolm, who side-stepped the energy debate, instead had a Bill moment and launched into a bitter tirade against Bill Shorten – who actually does have the right energy policy.
About eight years ago Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash shamelessly barnstormed around regional Australia with professional climate-change deniers spreading as much misinformation on climate change as possible, even then the National Farmers Federation (NFF) started objecting to this insanity.
The point is that in all that time the LNP has learnt absolutely nothing. Now they are again being berated by the NFF president Fiona Simpson, who stated in relation to climate change that Aussie farmers can’t ignore what is happening before their eyes, their livelihoods depend on it.
This LNP is pathetic; even their grassroot base is rebelling, their depth of character is about as shallow as Lake Eyre in a prolonged drought.