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 Post subject: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:07 am 
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Australia's first female Prime Minister sworn in ... and immediately vowed to end division over a controversial mining tax, resurrect a carbon trade scheme and call an election within months.

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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:52 am 
The NZ Emissions Trading Scheme starts in a week.
If Aussie goes ahead now, there will be nowhere for me to escape too.

This is a worry..


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:58 am 
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andyscrase wrote:
The NZ Emissions Trading Scheme starts in a week.
If Aussie goes ahead now, there will be nowhere for me to escape too.

This is a worry..


The Bird option awaits.

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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:15 am 
LOL yes she is the new Prime Monster of Australia!


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:17 am 
Shes got to win the election first - so she has 3 months or so to fix up the last 3 years of utter mess - my guess - shes going down big time!

RAENORTH wrote:
andyscrase wrote:
The NZ Emissions Trading Scheme starts in a week.
If Aussie goes ahead now, there will be nowhere for me to escape too.

This is a worry..


The Bird option awaits.


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:22 am 

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My mates in Aus seriously regret electing Rudd, not that they voted for him.....his successor hasn't a chance, as Rudd was an absolute nightmare.


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:52 am 
There is talk of a "country party" here in NZ, now that the ostensibly centre right govt has sold us the ETS.

The scientists here are genetically engineering clover so that cows fart less. I do not jest


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:08 am 
FU (Fed Up) wrote:
My mates in Aus seriously regret electing Rudd, not that they voted for him.....his successor hasn't a chance, as Rudd was an absolute nightmare.

FU,

Excellent. So what, in your view, does that mean for the ETS? Is there any way she could push it through before the election so that it would be difficult to reverse, if maybe not impossible. If she did, would any likely incoming government roll over a la camermoron, put its hands up and say, "Oh well, what's done is done; we have to move on...."


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:41 am 

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apparently Rudd's popularity nose-dived when he scrapped bringing-in the ETS. Why? No idea.

But I suspect his eventual demise had more to do with his proposed mining tax than anything else.

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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:57 am 

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More importantly, what the Opposition's view on these 'green' policies? Is the Aussie electorate going to be presented with no choice on these matters?

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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:01 pm 
WTF? indeed!

The BBC has been spinning this as Rudd's unpopularity having reached a peak when he scrapped carbon trading. Have the Aussies finally gone stark, staring mad?

I heard this purveyor of claped-out 1960s socialism in the wee hours, delivering her acceptance speech - seems we still export our loonies to the colonies. Sorry chaps!


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:02 pm 
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More importantly, what the Opposition's view on these 'green' policies? Is the Aussie electorate going to be presented with no choice on these matters?


We damned well weren't!


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:45 pm 

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Downhill PV wrote:
apparently Rudd's popularity nose-dived when he scrapped bringing-in the ETS. Why? No idea.

But I suspect his eventual demise had more to do with his proposed mining tax than anything else.

Correlation is not causation. If the media don't understand that about climate change they're not going to understand that about politics.


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:42 pm 
I don't know why Rudd's popularity nose dived but suspect that this might have a bearing on some of it:-

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World- ... 5115623887

By accident! Yeah, right.

Australians, in my (limited) experience, despite the rough and tumble image many of them espouse, are quite prudish about some things.

I would love to think his popularity dropped because he is a shifty little AGW alarmist asshole.

But I doubt it.


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 Post subject: Re: The zombie returns
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:22 am 
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I do not really follow aussie poliics but this man Tony Abbott

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/6703542/Mad-Monk-Tony-Abbott-dooms-Kevin-Rudds-Australian-climate-change-bill.html

could be having somewhat of an impact on proceedings.

To quote the man/article

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He once called Mr Rudd "a toxic bore" because of his environmentalist zeal.


He was born in London to Australian parents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Abbott

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