Australia Parliament to comply with UN World Government 17 Goals September 25-27

MENU for Official Documents September 25-27 Agenda


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Prime Minister Tony Abbott

If you are surprised that your parliament is handing over Australia to the United Nations “Agenda21” that will introduce a world government, then you need to be brought up to speed.

Did you know that the UN is planning to launch a “new universal agenda” for humanity in September 2015? That phrase does not come from me – it is actually right in the very first paragraph of the official document that every UN member nation will formally approve at a conference later this month. The entire planet is going to be committing to work toward 17 sustainable development goals and 169 specific sustainable development targets, and yet there has been almost a total media blackout about this here in the United States. The UN document promises that this plan will “transform our world for the better by 2030“, and yet very few Australians have even heard of the 2030 Agenda at this point. Instead, most of us seem to be totally obsessed with the latest celebrity gossip or the latest nasty insults that our puppet politicians have been throwing around at one another. When will people finally start waking up?

Both Liberal and Labor parties are totally compliant with “Agenda21” and have it as a hidden agenda since 1990, keeping you out of the loop.

The United Nations is the worlds most proven inefficient organisation, a facade working for international corporations and bankers to launder themselves as humanitarian while harvesting massive funding and power-base footing ready for Agenda21 opening the flood gate to dominate under one government they already preside over.

We have compiled some information for you with the current ““Agenda21” foot holding that will make George Orwell’s 1984 fiction novel become reality.

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From the official UN document these quotes are disturbing:

You need to be concerned

We, the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25-27 September 2015 as the Organization celebrates its seventieth anniversary, have decided today on new global Sustainable Development Goals.

Now you really need to be VERY concerned

On behalf of the peoples we serve, we have adopted a historic decision on a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centred set of universal and transformative Goals and targets. We commit ourselves to working tirelessly for the full implementation of this Agenda by 2030. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are committed to achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental – in a balanced and integrated manner. We will also build upon the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals and seek to address their unfinished business.

This is nothing less than a global government takeover of every nation across the planet. The “goals” of this document are nothing more than code words for a corporate-government fascist agenda that will imprison humanity in a devastating cycle of poverty while enriching the world’s most powerful globalist corporations like Monsanto and DuPont for starters.

“Australia is deeply committed to accelerating progress towards achievement of the MDGs and the ongoing discussions on the post-2015 agenda” – Attributed to Australian United Nations Security Council – http://australia-unsc.gov.au/australia-and-the-un/ .

Now the future of Australia and future generations are to be handed to the United Nations … DO SOMETHING … TODAY ! ! ”

Harry Palmer (SOS-NEWS Investigation)


Australian Minister For Foreign Affairs

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Julie Bishop MP – Person in charge of capitulation to Agenda21 and handing Australia to the UN one world government

Contact the New York UN for Australia Envoy’s

General office 212.351.6600

General office fax 212.351.6610

General office email australia@un.int

Media office phone 212.351.6634

Australian UN Permanent Representatives

Send an email to these public servants and rattle their cage about your concern that your parliament if handing over your Australia to be governed by the United Nations and their masters …

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Gillian Bird – awarded the Public Service Medal in 2012 for outstanding public service in the field of International Relations…Tells the story – Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York

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Caitlin Wilson – commenced her post as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations in January 2015…

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Katter Supports Spencer- “Who Owns The Land”

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Bob Katter media meet Sydney Federal Law Court

Bob Katter has flown into Sydney to support the property rights activist, who was hospitalized in 2010 after a 52 day hunger strike up a wind tower on his property near Comma, New South Wales.

Mr Spencer’s case is currently before the Federal Court in Sydney, where he is suing the Commonwealth and State Governments for compensation over a decision which removed fundamental property rights affecting his land.

Former Howard Government Minister, Dr David Kemp, will today be giving evidence in the case.

Mr Katter said today that “we’ve flown in from North Queensland for what is one of the most important cases in Australian jurisprudence history.

“This case is equally as important in Australian history as Mabo.

“The Crown has given away our rights to our own property. This is a simple case where a person had millions of dollars’ worth of timber and the timber rights were taken off him, with no payment or compensation.

“In 1215 our forebears wrote out the great Magna Carta, which says that “No free man is to be taken or imprisoned or disseised of his free tenement or of his liberties or free customs”.

“That is a very clear cut statement; it has been the hallmark of the British justice system, until the last 30 years when in Australia that hallmark has been taken away by legislators.

“This case is about whether you, as an Australian own your land, or whether the Crown owns your land.”

Mr Katter said that Mr Spencer’s case had been running for 7 years and that there were a string of cases lining up behind it, such as those involving the Government’s World Heritage declaration in North Queensland, which took millions of dollars off property values. Mr Katter said that every single case so far had been settled out of Court.

Mr Katter said that ultimately, “we want justice for Peter Spencer. We want a decision which says that if the Government takes property rights off a person, they have to pay compensation.

“Rest assured, if Peter Spencer loses his case, we will have set the freedoms of the people back hundreds of years,” Mr Katter said.

Read more on Peter Spencer’s fight for your land rights [HERE]

Professor Spits Dummy on Green Energy Story

Professor David HoodThis article was published in our Aussiewatch newsletter 3rd Dec 2014 attracting 64 (s0 far) replies in agreement with one decenter who suggested –  You should be charged with crimes against humanity for publishing Gang Green Engineering.

The author Professor David Hood AM to make such a  statement reflects on his ability to research facts outside his  passion.

You form an opinion regarding the article and the professors response, feel free to comment on this post.

Viv Forbes is a very qualified geologist with vast knowledge concerning climate.

 

The article

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There is an incessant chorus from the green gospellers glorifying “renewable” energy and warning disbelievers that continued use of carbon fuels will damn the world to eternal fires of global warming.

Their ire is focused on carbon dioxide, one very minor but beneficial atmospheric gas which is accused of causing more of everything bad: pollution and extreme weather, droughts and floods, snowstorms and hurricanes, malaria and mosquito’s, icebergs and glacier retreat, heat waves and blizzards, declining polar bears and multiplying cane toads.

We are told that using “renewable” energy will prevent all these disasters and produce cheap “clean” electricity. Four points are relevant:

First, carbon dioxide produced by burning coal, oil, gas, diesel, petrol or wood is not a pollutant in the atmosphere, not the key driver of global warming or climate change, but a boon to all plants (and thus all life). It is clean and green. There is thus no environmental or climate justification for punitive taxes on carbon dioxide, or for really silly stuff like emissions trading or carbon capture and burial.

Second, wind and solar power have a role in remote or mobile applications and in domestic hot water generation, but are an unreliable and high cost addition to grid power. Because of their intermittent and unpredictable supply characteristics, the large areas of land required to collect significant energy, and their need for back-up generators or huge batteries, they can seldom compete in a fair market with coal, gas, nuclear or hydro power. Nothing anyone can do will change these natural characteristics.

Third, those who wish to use “renewable” energy or to become independent of the grid are free to do so, and this should continue. But green energy should not be molly-coddled with subsidies from taxpayers or other users, nor protected by extra taxes on carbon energy, taxpayer loans, mandated market shares or propped up prices.

Finally, there is one killer point that has recently emerged.

Google has long supported green energy and had a dream to power all of their energy-hungry computers and air-conditioned data centres with “renewables”. It was revealed recently by their own technical advisers that this dream is a delusion. The fatal flaw discovered is that wind/solar energy may not reduce life-time emissions of carbon dioxide and is unlikely to ever be cheaper than coal. The data collected shows that renewables will barely generate sufficient energy over the life of the facilities to recover the energy used to manufacture, construct and maintain those facilities.

Most so called “renewable” energy relies on the sun, and is better referred to as “in-exhaustible”. But at any point on Earth, wind/solar is more accurately called “intermittent energy”. And to build plants to extract electricity from the sun using wind or solar collectors is a zero-sum game or worse – they may not produce enough energy to recoup the energy cost of replacing those facilities.

Wind/solar energy thus fails its central justification – it is not renewable.

Viv Forbes,
Rosewood Qld Australia
forbes@carbon-sense.com

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How History Repeats to Snowden’s Cause

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Chris Hedges in July 2012 revealed the faceless power, narrated here by Brumbyy (with2y’s) that goes to Edward Snowden’s cause exposing  truth hidden by governments.

VESTED INTERESTS IN COMMISSIONED SCIENCE ARE SQUEALING

cattledrive-8After 175 years of returning big animal activity to the Australian high country ecology with success, stockmen are seeing some justice and equality in participating in genuine “peer reviewed science” objectivity and impartiality in returning big animals to the Wonnangatta Station and valley after 26 years of vegetation abandonment and neglect. The experiment is to observe retrieval of the vegetative chaos generated in those 26 years and therefore to run the trial elsewhere, misses the entire purpose of the scientific approach. The Academy of Science and Royal Society boffins with their rabble of environmental lobby groups in the orchid, bird watching, sale of camping gear shops do not “get the objective” of the approach. When the massive man made fires of 2002-9 were incinerating the alps in mulch lovingly deliberately accumulate for decades in the chaos of deprivation of natural processes. Megafauna activity and cool frequent fire taken away because of some foreign ideology and water profitability short term and unsustainable from an ecological view point.

A massive risk of grass and bushfire across the region has been lovingly accumulated under the blessing of bushwalking boffins bureaucrats hiding behind their law books to bring about mass extinction and destruction of the nations water supply. Wonnangatta in 1988 joined the long list of Australian grazing and forestry land taken by bushwalking boffins and bureaucrats for the management values achieved by local communities. The restoration of wildlife abundance, wildflowers, grasses ancient trees kept fire safe and well fed, the water run off clean, abundant, reliable taken for some obscure political trade off deals in public assets for swinging votes with boffins and bureaucrats getting Labour Green coalitions over the line. Kick backs of public paid bushwalking jobs over seeing doing nothing in the wilderness but watch the bonfire build from policy failure, denial and deprivation.

Government in Australia costs the people annually in the order of $20B for Federal government, $100B for state and territory governments and $10B for local councils considering themselves governments. There are 39 universities costing over $9B annually in public funding with 1+M students undergoing indoctrination at their own cost, including 6700+ PhD students with 4800 of those Australian’s. 80% of PhD’s are screened cheap labour and end their research careers after the PhD. Largely a waste of money and resources at such a massive failure rate when the activists are shutting down our industry because of work place demands for unrealistic wages and conditions, animal welfare and environmental beat ups. Australia is living on what can be dug out of the ground in raw unvalued added coal, iron ore, other minerals and energy sources. Building big houses for government bods which apparently feel no obligation to represent anyone else’s interests but their own greed and arrogance as they splash around public assets with gay abandon and no accountability as they hide among the blur of bureaucracy and boffin qualifications passing opinions outside their sphere of qualification.

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Exposing the ‘great custodians of country’ myth

Wildfires on North Stradbroke Island due to lack of hazard reduction burning

North Stradbroke Island lies just off the coastline from Brisbane and is a popular tourist destination for adventurers from the mainland. With its long sandy beaches and easy surf fishing it attracts thousands of anglers each year who make the short journey from the mainland by barge.

‘Straddie’, covering 54,500 hectares is the second largest sand island in the world. Its only industries are sandmining and tourism, which support its 2000 permanent inhabitants.

On any weekend and during holiday season the beach becomes an extension to the Pacific Highway where hundreds of four wheel drives converge, turning the beaches into major thoroughfares.

Last week, due to lightning strikes, fires broke out across the tinder dry island, eventually causing some settlements to be evacuated. A lack of hazard control burning in the cooler months of the previous 10 years created the most dangerous fuel load ever seen on the island.

The Rural Fire Service had a major incident on its hands with volunteers battling kilometres long fire fronts fanned by gusty winds. Fortunately there was no loss of human life but the island’s flora and fauna copped a savage beating.

Fires with such a large fuel load burn extremely hot for a more prolonged period, in many cases far too hot for standing eucalypts and other flora to survive. Most of the island’s scorched eucalypts will sucker from the trunk and limbs rendering their function in the natural habitat as useless.

In the aftermath of the searing flames, the environmental damage is strikingly evident. Hot fires also reduce the amount of already low levels of organic nutrients thus making it more difficult for regeneration.

Brisbane ecologist Dr Greg Baxter said the island’s ecology would take at least 20 years to recover, unless of course there is another wildfire in the meantime.

A lack of seasonal rainfall is also inhibiting plant regrowth

The island is home to a large koala bear population, 59 species of birds including a large colony of glossy black cockatoos, native rats and numerous reptiles.

North Stradbroke Island ablaze with wildfires causing extreme damage to flora and fauna which according to an ecologist, will take more than 20 years to recover.

The island has been claimed by the Quandamooka and Noonuccal aboriginal groups who assist the National Parks and Wildlife Service with management of its natural resources.

Perhaps the best known of the Noonuccal clan was the late activist Kath Walker, who fought for many years to gain native title to the island for her family.

Kath was one of the last of the island’s traditional people, passing away in 1993, and it seems some of the handed-down tribal lore Kath possessed was not passed on to the present generation of island inhabitants claiming aboriginality.

This writer stood on the hustings with Kath in the early 80’s.

If Kath did pass on what she knew the message did not get through to the great ‘custodians of country’ residing on the island and mainland.

These people who claimed native title, in a similar fashion to most other ‘aboriginal’ groups, either do not know how to manage ‘country’ properly, do not care or have been prevented by the idiotic Labor Party policies of the 90’s from burning excess fuel loads each year or whenever it was deemed necessary.

Former Queensland Forestry Department practices of conducting annual or two-yearly cool fires, guarantee the damage from uncontrolled fires will be minimal and does not have a great impact on flora and fauna.

But what happened to the traditional hazard reduction burning of the open forest and grassland in the traditional August burning off period?

Did the NPWS prevent the local indigenous people from burning off in previous years? Perhaps it seems from similar lessons learnt in other indigenous controlled land or national parks, most of the old knowledge has not been passed on because the gap between the ways of the last of the traditional people of the 1920’s and the present generation is too wide.

This knowledge is lost forever. It is accepted in some anthropological circles that the lost messages from true traditional people have been supplanted by university trained anthropologists with an agenda not necessarily in the best interests of indigenous people.

Some commentators liken the beaten up stories of modern anthropologists to ‘reinventing the wheel.’

Unfortunately politicians of all hues believe it as gospel that modern day aborigines are the only capable ‘custodians of country,’ the latest fashionable coinage of the annual $25 billion aboriginal industry.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

This lone koala survived the wildfire which left its food source of various tree leaves and other plants a scorched, parched and devastated landscape.

Peter Spencer’s Fight for Aussie Farmers In Limbo over Funding problem

ABC News:
Funding for the Peter Spencer court case appears to be in limbo and possibly could be cut.

Farmer Peter Spencer made the headlines when he sat up a pole on his property on a hunger strike for 52 days in 2009.

He was protesting over his over his right to clear native vegetation on his property in south-east NSW and later began demanding that he be compensated for a loss of carbon credits.

This formed the basis of a court case that went all the way to the High Court, centering around native vegetation and carbon credits, and whether farmers are owed compensation from the Commonwealth acquiring credits from Australian farmers.

Sources close to the Spencer camp say that they have been informed that the fighting fund assistance, previously forthcoming, to back the legal fight against the Commonwealth has been stopped, and they claim they have been left high and dry, just as they are due to go to trial.

But the Australian Farmers Fighting Fund says that’s not accurate.

Chairman of the AFFF, Hugh Nivison, says the fund had only committed to funding the process of legal discovery and it’s now looking at the documents to see if any more assistance is warranted, according to the merits of the evidence.

“It is a complicated issue and we want to have a look at the evidence before we make a decision on where we go to from here,” he said.

SOS-NEWS Comment:
For those who need to understand the Peter Spencer story, his 52 day pole sitting protest exposing government land theft by Liberals, Labor and Greens agenda to remove farmers from the land, visit our comprehensive background of facts, rallies and court documents at; http://sosnews.org/index.php?page=Peter-Spencer

In July 1985, a rally of some 45,000 farmers moved on Canberra sending a shockwave through the federal parliament with claims of high taxes and escalating interest rates on farmers. The rally harvested massive donations and a fighting fund was introduced. The end results of that rally, taxes and interest rate continue to rise on rural business.

The only other serious rally was on 10th February 2010 by farmers to hit Canberra hard was for Peter Spencer’s SOLO fight for farmers rights which saw some 3,000 rally in front of the federal parliament with radio 2GB personality Alan Jones leading the many speakers which included Barnaby Joyce and then opposition leader Tony Abbott, who states, an Australia without a farming community would not be Australia… and many more commitments he made but now hides since Liberals took government.

The statement from Australian Farmers Fighting Fund (AFFF) (NFF) Trustees chairman Hugh Nivison under the banner of the National Farmers Federation they only funded discovery of documents ordered by the High Court. They were privy to these document Spencer had on file from internet research that required the original copies under discovery to fight the case is a nonsense. It seems the NFF march in a fifth column as the case against the government moves to trial.

We understand from many rural sources that farmer organisation across Australia have lost extensive membership no longer representing the majority of families on the land as they play politics in lieu of supporting the reason for their existence.

There are many recordings of Alan Jones and other radio presenters broadcasts covering the Spencer story along with the rally speakers and now 4 years down the track, a change of government in power for more than 12 months makes it worth while visiting our Peter Spencer area of SOS-NEWS where you may listen to the recoded information, form your own opinion how the two party system of government work in tandem for the one agenda – to get rid of our farmers.

Here is the link to visit – http://sosnews.org/index.php?page=canberra-rallies – please pass it around to show the fight for Australian farmers Peter Spencer has not forgotten as it now appears other most certainly wish to forget.

Government Wage Cut Troops While Greenies Ride Gravy Train

Committing troops to battle is just the stroke of a pen for Australian governments since settlement. To adequately supporting them in battle and repatriation they buried in legislation and bureaucratic red tape slowing the cash flow supported by well placed hurdles to stem veteran claims.

Troops in the Middle East serving a six month tour will be $19,000 out of pocket on the pay cut announced from Canberra.

Tony Abbott’s quest to unload the inherit Labor government debt  passed the buck of targeted Australia troops in Afghanistan quoting the decision was made by the military. With a second breath, he commits support of that decision by the National Security Committee of Cabinet (NSC) signing off on the changes in November.

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You will be amazed and astounded that Defence Chief General David Hurley, who earns about $800,000-a-year or $15,300-a-week, did not oppose the combat troops pay cut that over six months will save the Liberal government about $20 million.

The wounded British soldiers is also blind fighting for his country

This wounded British soldiers is also blind fighting for his country

Prime Minister Abbott, look how much more you and the coalition forces save from young men and women who served in the Australian, British, US and Canadian Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, to receive just 50% of their pay on retirement, while all politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving just one term.

Prime Minister, you need only look to taxpayer funded government environmental grants gravy trains, many set in place from the previous Howard Liberal government, being set upon by those in the know and here is just the tip to some of our findings with just one investigation we have conducted over 24 months.

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(1)  Jan Ferguson, managing director of the “Ninti One” organisation is a well connected person who arranged a government grant of $20 million to cull wild camels on an estimate of 1 million animals. When the project completed  there were 300,000.

  • Where was the compliance?
  • Where is the accountability to taxpayers when annual report are published without financial audit details?

(2) Prior to this cull project there was Desert Knowledge CRC set in place, again with Jan Ferguson with Camel control one of the research projects on which the organisation has spent $93 million, in cash and kind, during its first six year term of funding and published a massive 20 consultants’ reports dealing with the camel problem. Again no financial report available to establish accountability.

(3) Remote Economic Participation CRC is a public good research centre which delivers solutions that address social and economic disadvantage in remote Australia, program funding $32.5 Million. And yes Jan Ferguson is managing director of this – yes, again no financial details in annual reports.

 Here is the wages structure government CRC’s comply to:

$420,000 for Program Leader/ Senior Manager                                   

$280,000 for Project/ Theme Leader/ Key Researcher/ Manager

$220,000 for Researcher/ Professional

$180,000 for Other (support staff – technical, administrative etc.

 How much would you receive if you were on 3 CRC’s ..Hmmmm.

The CRC program was officially launched in 1990. Since the commencement of the program in 1991, 200 CRCs have been funded. The Australian Government has committed more than $3.7 billion in CRC program funding. Participants in CRCs have committed a further $11.7 billion in cash and in-kind contributions. The total Australian Government support for science, research and innovation in 2012-13 is almost $9 billion.

Here’s a tip from the people Tony,

  • Cease stealing wages from our loyal troops – TODAY.

 

  • Start your pruning TODAY with the greenie tree.  Make that positive move restoring the decimated Greens environment from taxpayer funded science fiction junkets. Show a giant step toward recovery of our biodiversity and environment delivered to government in pristine condition after 100 years of management by farmers and land carers before Gang Green set in.

Mal Davies

Tony Keep Going – Look To The Top Of The Murray

UPPER MURRAY CATCHMENT & MURRAY BASIN REFORM

No high country forests, no Murray water inflows!

Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Alpine Ash forests across the Australian alps have been incinerated in this last decade by government adopted policy and poor advice from select boffins walking in the twilight zone among the rabid green fanaticism. More opinion than science or the wisdom of generational experience and proven performance.

People straight out of the city and university education by people straight off a boat from Europe have been very influential about how best to manage Australian forests and land. They have not understood the power of fire in the Australian ecology so have stuck their heads in the candle bark and spent lifetimes on public funding accepting policy failure reinforcing bad advice to government. Dynasties of denial are set to irreversibly destroy the Upper Murray inflows. Locked up forests repeatedly incinerated and or rendered dysfunctional to repeatedly burn under the same tyranny of mismanagement. The government inquiry after millions of hectares of alpine ecology have been killed once twice finally, bring in the same show ponies to judge their own bad advice.  Alpine ash forests and snow gum ecologies are either dead or on their way to being past regeneration because of hot fire injury.

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Will Tony go far enough?

While we applaud Tony Abbots recent turn around on the Murray reform process being critically endangered lower Murray, irrigators are being sold back water confiscated by the Craig Knowles circus which excised the alps upper Murray catchment. Will Tony go all the way? The lions share of inflow was excised deceitfully from the Murray basin reform process as the tops were declared protected when in fact they are chronically neglected! The alpine upper Murray catchment rendered critically endangered by stupidity of the ‘university ski club’ accumulating mountains of dead flammable mulch, maximal scrub locked up waiting for the inevitable drought summer dry storm to incinerate the soil, the birds and animals repeatedly incinerate the vegetation so it will be beyond regeneration.

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The myth of green Australia

Australian Green scientific fiction engineer – taxpayer funded of course

Having collected the Nobel peace prize in 2007, Al Gore’s fortunes as a climate crusader slid into the doldrums.  But 8th November 2011 arrived as a ray of sunshine. On that day Australia’s parliament passed into law the world’s first economy-wide carbon tax. Rushing to his blog, Gore posted a short but rapturous statement, cross-posted in The Huffington Post. His fervent language echoed in progressive circles across the globe. Australians have been held-up as pioneering environmentalists ever since, putting Americans to shame.

“This is a historic moment”, thundered Gore. “With this vote”, he blogged, “the world … turned a pivotal corner in the collective effort to solve the climate crisis”. He proclaimed it “the result of tireless work of an unprecedented coalition that came together to support the legislation”; he praised the “leadership of Prime Minister [Julia] Gillard and the courage of legislators”; and he declared “the voice of the people of Australia has rung loud and clear”.

But maybe Gore’s enthusiasm was a bit misplaced. In September, less than two years later, Australians seem likely, according to the polls, to hand the Gillard Labor government a stinging landslide defeat.

 “A pivotal corner in the collective effort”

As it turns out, and not for the first time, Gore’s analysis was wrong. For one thing, calling the carbon tax “pivotal” is pure hyperbole. Although a relatively large land mass, Australia is populated by just 23 million people who collectively emit a minuscule 1.5 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gases. Nor is the country influential in a broader political union or association beyond its borders. Since climate change alarmists suggest that global emissions must fall by 25 to 40 per cent in 2020 compared to 1990 levels, Australia’s efforts must be seen as more symbolic than effective. Currently, the tax and its post-2015 form as an emissions trading scheme (ETS) are adjusted for a trivial 5 per cent cut from 2000 levels in 2020; 5 percent of 1.5 percent of the world’s emissions barely registers against a few days increase in countries like China.

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