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Scott Morrison fiddles while the country burns

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Isn’t it good to know we are in safe hands? In Canberra, Scott Morrison fiddles while the country burns. Angus Taylor jets off to Madrid (watch his travel budget) to try to defend his dodgy emissions reduction accounting. And poor old Albanese descends to the classic drug dealer’s defence – ‘If we don’t sell it to them, someone else will’ – to defend his policy on coal exports.

It’s a drug Albo, they are addicts, and you want to keep on pushing. That puts you on the moral and intellectual level of the local ice dealer. Disgraceful!

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  1. “Man have never so much hypocritical BS”
    Matthew its hugely rich .. “what” so your not hooked?
    Listen here mate unless you are living in some cave in the hills of mullumbimby like they did in the
    Stone ages .. 10s of thousands of everyday
    “Privilege’s ” are connected to coal in our lives.
    And you dont enjoy one of them ??
    And by the way all politicians take advantage
    Of the travel allowance give to them by a
    Committee run by mostly ex politicians .
    Including labor and the Greens …

    • Yes, it’s about coal. You’re getting closer…
      The point is – Too much of it is being converted to a gas. It’s a global problem. It’s killing us and everything. We have to stop. There are alternatives. Which bit don’t you get?

    • Even if the expense and the time it would take to build nuclear power stations could be justified, Australians will not accept them, thank goodness.

      France and Britain have huge problems disposing of the toxic waste from obsolete nuclear power stations now being dismantled. That’s the last thing we need.

      We have an abundance of solar and wind in this country and we should be leading the world and exporting the technology. I know from personal experience how well solar works- saves money while increasing quality of life.

      All we lack are some decent politicians with brains who are not super glued to coal.

  2. Getting closer ? One would only assume you have
    Not even started the elimination of anything
    Thats connected to coal from your life..
    Okay you lead by example, and we all may follow
    Your lead the saviour.. !
    “Do as i say not as i do ”
    Cant believe it , the prosperity you enjoy
    Everyday is in someway connected to coal ..is it not?? So whats the answer for power supply
    Renewables? Powers 2 percent of the planet’s
    Needs when the sun shines ..whoops if Alice springs is any example to follow for solar
    Then we are in for some outages.. one big cloud
    Thats all it takes .. wind farms it takes 260 tonnes
    Of coal to produce one wind turbine.
    Renewables are not the answer ..Nuclear
    Is certainly a option however you would not get as far as mentioning the word past the Greens
    Of labor . Merry Christmas

    • Coal is a 17th century polluting technology which is destroying the planet and killing people-the world has moved on.

      Prosperity (for a few) was previously generated by the horse and cart, and prior to that slaves-how far back should we go?

      • Talking rubbish.. prosperity for a few ?
        Currently prosperity is enjoyed by “billions ”
        Worldwide all connected to coal in some way
        So why dont you wean yourself of base load
        Power , coal , etc , and go back to” horse and cart “”
        Just another example of ..”do as i say not as i do”

  3. Hey barrow ever had the brakes or steering fail on your car? Or imagined what you would do if they did?
    Would you keep accelerating? Same situation with our climate – we know the issue, the causes & the solutions.

    I’ve got solar, I don’t clear forests, I don’t grow beef, but what I do won’t make a lick of difference while there is still coal-fired power generation, massive over-clearing & a reliance on beef. No matter how many times you smirk like Smoko & repeat your meaningless pious “do as I say not as I do” mantra, carbon-pricing & government policy are the only things proven to make a difference. We were never consulted whether we wanted a coal-based economy. It just happened. Now it’s time is up. Anyone who can’t see that is either a fool or a moron. Morrison & his supporters are stubbornly wasting time milking the golden goose & denying the bleeding obvious.


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