Don’t you like being lied to, Bob?

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.


About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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4 Responses to Don’t you like being lied to, Bob?

  1. Pingback: Don’t you like being lied to, Bob? | Cranky Old Crow

  2. Lleuad Ci says:

    The chop down threat is also a green invention. Just because something isn’t protected doesn’t mean it’s of any commercial value. Green hysterics strike again.

  3. Sean McHugh says:

    That’s an excellent article, a definite keeper.

  4. Pingback: Farewell Bob Brown | Climate Nonconformist

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