Think the government is waking up to the Greens? Think again

After the carbon tax, their desire for one world government and $10 billion wasted on green energy,  you’d think Labor would have learned not to suck up to the Greens.

HANDS up all those in favour of illegal logging. I can’t see any hands. Oh, there is a hand at the back of the room. “How do you define illegal logging? How would I know whether or not timber comes from illegal logging?”

These are good questions, but ones that don’t seem to concern the government, keen to press on with the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011, at the bidding of the Greens.

In its pursuit of the (unattainable) goal of eliminating illegal logging worldwide, the government risks the following:

• Our diplomatic relations with Indonesia, including our trading arrangements with that country.

• Alienating the local industry by making trade in illegal logging a crime, even though regulations are at least six months away.

• Violating the World Trade Organisation rules.

• Negating its commitment to lower “green tape”, hurting the Australian industry and increasing the price of locally produced timber.

And this abominable legislation is being overseen by a Trade Minister who ostensibly is committed to free trade. It is also ironic that the bill is being considered at the same time as senior Labor figures, including Paul Howes, are urging the Gillard government to cut its ties with 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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One Response to Think the government is waking up to the Greens? Think again

  1. TonyS says:

    They’ve got no choice. It’s all in at the political poker table. There’s no room to move. They can’t pull back to a moderate stance. The carbon tax has already resulted in moderates moving to the coalition. Pulling back will only leave the Greens with a larger voter base. Damned if they do. Damned if they don’t. Labor is fervently trying to stay alive as a political force and buying time to find a political island from which to mount a stand. The Greens and Independents have them over a barrel. Labor will be decimated next year. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of arrogant nitwits.

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