#1 New Aussie PM dissolves climate change committee, freezes renewables funding09-24-2013, 12:23 PM
The Climate Commission has been scrapped and billions of dollars in renewable energy funding effectively frozen as the Abbott government moved swiftly to wind back Australia’s climate change response, as promised.
Outgoing chief commissioner Tim Flannery, who was told yesterday morning he had lost his $180,000-a-year, part-time role, said abolishing the publicly funded body was “the government’s prerogative” but he would not be silenced. …
Scrapping the Climate Commission is expected to save taxpayers $580,000 this financial year and $1.6 million in following years. …
The changes to the commission came as the government pursued plans to wind up the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation, created by Labor to fund renewable energy projects that would otherwise struggle to get commercial backing.
09-24-2013, 03:09 PM
As for the outgoing "chief commissioner Tim Flannery, who was told yesterday morning he had lost his $180,000-a-year, part-time role" (poor baby!) defiant claim that he would not be silenced, he can talk to his heart's content, but the Australian taxpayers will not longer be footing the bill for it.
09-24-2013, 04:05 PMMay the FORCE be with you!
09-24-2013, 06:25 PM
Australia Climate Council revived after being axed
An Australian climate change body scrapped by the new government has been relaunched as a non-profit organisation reliant on public donations.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott axed the Climate Commission, set up by the previous government, last week.
But the group resurrected itself as the Climate Council, saying it hoped "Obama-style" public donations raised online would keep it openIt's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
09-25-2013, 12:38 PM
09-25-2013, 05:39 PM
Michelle Malkin talks about the ACORN crap at the link, but Barry and his thugs have definitely shown the proglodytes exactly how money can be filched out of the national treasury.
http://michellemalkin.com/2013/06/14...on-slush-fund/U.S. Army, Retired
09-27-2013, 05:23 AM
$180,000 a year part time job?
Shit, I'll lie full time for half that pay.In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
09-27-2013, 08:26 AM
"Would you sleep with me for a million pounds?" Churchill asks.
"A million pounds?" says Lady Astor. "I’d have to think about it first but, in all likelihood, yes."
"How about for a six-pence?"
"Why I never!" Lady Astor huffs. "What do you take me for?"
"That, my dear," says Sir Winston, "has been established. We are just negotiating the price."
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