Poor Bob’s upset over a tiny, little lie by the Prime Minister.
RELATIONS between the Gillard government and the Greens have soured further, with Bob Brown accusing Julia Gillard of acting dishonourably in allowing logging in 2000ha of Tasmania’s native forests.
Senator Brown, who earlier in the week suspended his regular meetings with the Prime Minister over the issue, yesterday accused her of a “breach of honour” in reneging on a deal to protect 430,000ha of forests.
You mean they’re going to chop down 430,000ha of forest? Oh no!
Instead, a federal conservation agreement announced yesterday provides interim protection for 428,050ha – that is, 1950ha less than promised by the state and federal governments in their historic forest deal last year.
The two governments said the outcome still represented 99.5 per cent of the reserves promised in the $276 million forest intergovernmental agreement announced by Ms Gillard in August.
Oh. That’s all.
“Many Australians will feel very aggrieved – not just that there is a breach of honour involved here by the Premier and the Prime Minister – but at the destruction of these great, wild forests.”
I think Bob has just summed up the reaction of many Australians to the carbon tax, which went from “there will be no carbon tax” to a carbon tax. That’s a 100% reversal (one Brown helped to facilitate) compared to the 0.5% reversal that Brown is so upset about. The carbon tax lie got thousand of Australians out onto the streets in protest and some even took the time to drive from Perth to Canberra (no biggie) to express this. Two-thirds of Australians oppose this job-killing tax, while only the most die-hard greenies will even bat an eye on this forest deal.
It’s just another example on the growing list of hypocrisy by Bob Brown and the Greens.
- Brown condemns Tony Abbott for speaking at an anti-carbon tax rally in which a sign read “Juliar: Bob Brown’s bitch”, yet he fails to condemn Sarah Hanson-Young for speaking at an anti-Israel rally where protesters bore swastikas, holding signs supporting the holocaust. “If you’re saying there that members of parliament should not take the stage or be on a rostrum or be at a rally or go on (television program) Q&A if you are going to be judged by the people you are there with, then we’re getting to a very undemocratic path, aren’t we.” He had himself spoken at a rally where some of the protesters maintained that 9/11 was an inside job.
- Brown supported a non-binding plebiscite on a republic (“it’s a very simple thing”) but rejected one on the carbon tax (“waste of public money”).
- Brown calls for News Ltd. boardrooms to be open to the media, yet defends the greens practise of holding theirs in secret.
- As the Black Saturday fires that killed 173 raged, Brown takes the chance to preach his global warming agenda, yet calls for Andrew Bolt’s resignation when he points out that soft border protection laws contributed to the Christmas Island tragedy.
- Brown rightfully denounces Lord Monckton’s “heil Hitler” jibe, yet doesn’t speak a word against even worse extremism from his own side.
- Despite Christine Milne’s objection to bottled water as an “unjustified luxury”, she is photographed drinking from…bottled water.