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Is it ‘The Australian Way’ to take credit for other people’s contributions and success?

This plan is blatantly piggybacking off reductions from state targets, business innovation and solar uptake by everyday citizens. It’s also taking credit for reductions during the time where we had a price on carbon – a policy that this government actively campaigned against, and then completely dismantled.

Is it ‘The Australian Way’ to rest on our laurels, to passively hope and pray for the best?

This plan relies on improvements to carbon capture technology to get us to net zero. This technology doesn’t even exist yet, and including it as part of the plan has already been called out as a ‘gross manipulation’ of data.

Don’t fall for the hype. It’s just another smoke and mirrors campaign by Scotty from marketing. This last minute, self-congratulatory, hypocritical and non-committal plan is not ‘The Australian Way’.

I wish our PM would pull his finger out, stop trying to evade responsibility and actually do some work. Doesn’t he know that’s actually ‘The Australian Way’?

Demi Barclay, Byron Bay


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Demi. I’m totally embarrassed to live in a country that has a Govt. comprising of Scott Morrison, Barnaby Joyce, Angus Taylor, Matt Canavan, George Christensen, Bridget McKenzie, Michaela Cash, and Christian Porter; they should all be charged with impersonating honest politicians, and sacked immediately.

  2. He’s the ‘prick in the eye of democracy’ who believes he is the all knowing ‘cool cat’
    who dislikes women & works on ‘crunching their numbers’.

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