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Tenacious

Australia's abysmal climate change goals

Shaun Osborne

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Whilst I admire Greg’s tenaciousness in pushing the climate change wheelbarrow, it must be clear to even him “that it’s all uphill from here” because time, and time, and time again, the current government has made it abundantly clear they couldn’t give a flying fuck about the environment.

Whilst the current government prevails, the only things that interest them about the environment is polluting it, digging it up, or cutting it down..

One must presume that this is the electorate’s view as well, because the electorate keeps voting this government in..

#politicalreality

Buggered if I know 😛

Doublespeak?

S.A. premier taking the piss?

Shaun Osborne

1-Minute Read

Oh FFS!! Are the electorate stupid, or are the politicians stupid?

Or are we all agreeing to something akin to Orwell’s “doublespeak” in that it’s just accepted that, politically, we lie to each other as a matter of course..

What the premier neatly avoids saying is that it’s planned (reference) for bills to rise $6-$22 per customer, per year, until 2028.. After 2028   you might get the modelled $100 savings per year..

Buggered if I know 😛

Marketing liars?

*no* impact on the environment?

Shaun Osborne

1-Minute Read

Alright.. OK.. But.. no impact on the environment!?

Not logically possible (manufacturing all those stainless steel vats had no impact?)..

Is it too much to ask just to have language used accurately? ‘little’, ‘minimal’, ‘least’ are all good candidate words - but the marketers have to lie with absolutes..

Buggered if I know :-P

What wage increases?

Liar, liar, pants on fire :-)

Shaun Osborne

1-Minute Read

A generous reading of earnings/annuity from the ~300k ‘average pension pot’ number the ATO supplies would amount to about $1500/month over 20 years. In other words based on current average numbers everyone will remain reliant on the government aged pension to be able to eat in retirement.

Tinkering around the edges (so called efficiency gains) will not change this.

As I’ve said before, spruiking that the SG increase would harm wage increases is disingenuous because after inflation there have been no wage increases for about a decade.

What we should be asking the government is based on future demographics (the proportion of our population that’s over 67 is ever increasing) how are they going to be able to afford the ever increasing aged pension bill? And it’s not just the aged pension, because those who don’t self fund also receive a swathe of other tax payer support..

Buggered if I know 😛

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