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November 18, 2013

It increasingly looks as if the Abbott Government's vision of Australia's future prosperity is for Australia to become a nation that pursues economic prosperity from coal, gas and other fossil fuels no matter the social or environmental cost. There's is a country where the economy is dominated by fossil fuel interests, and where the government is both highly dependent on mineral tax revenues and deeply infiltrated by fossil fuel interests.

This is a state where Australian cabinet ministers characterize climate finance as ‘socialism masquerading as environmentalism’ and climate change denial is more or less institutional.

PettyBLNPteaparty.jpg Bruce Petty

No doubt links are being developed between the LNP and both senior Tea Party Republicans and Tea Party leaders and organisations, including groups that fund anti-climate misinformation campaigns. Australia is becoming like Canada under the Harper Government. So cut business energy costs will be cut to support the economic recover--ie.,sweeping away green "taxes" and regulations in the name of economic growth.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 8:44 AM | | Comments (6)
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Yep. That's more or less who we are. The electorate doesn't seem to mind.

Happy days are here again. Ignorance is bliss.

John Howard (aka The Poison Dwarf) once said he would like to see "...an Australian nation that feels comfortable and relaxed about three things: I would like to see them comfortable and relaxed about their history; I would like to see them comfortable and relaxed about the present and I'd also like to see them comfortable and relaxed about the future."

I doesn't get better than this!

Yes the Australian version of a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post painting where there is no death, bad weather, or uppity coloreds - or is there?

John... relatively speaking there ARE NO uppity coloreds. In fact just about no "uppity" people of any kind at all.

We're far too busy being fat and ignorant... comfortable and relaxed... and insulated from the world at large.

So... I see a 'mini cyclone' has hit Sydney's northern suburbs. That must have been frightening. And what about that awful Miley Cyrus? My boss is worried his new pergola won't be finished this month!

So things are not exactly perfect, are they

The Hornsby

retail sales are still flat even after the election of an Abbott Government. Things were meant to boom.

The confidence fairy seems to have disappeared from Australia

The Abbott government reckons that looking after Australia’s largest employment group small enterprise will generate employment and economic growth.

..."confidence fairy seems to have disappeared from Australia"

To be expected after all those years of Abbott hysteria... amplified by the helpful buffoons of the press gallery...