Posts tagged ‘Tony Windsor’

June 17, 2011

Youtube – the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee for Beginners

The MPCCC basics – when, who, why, how, outcomes and predictions. Complete with mispronunciation of Greg Combet’s name. Trolls will be along shortly, no doubt…

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June 17, 2011

MPCCC tensions around… 12 million bucks on an advertising campaign

This from AAP, via Climate Spectator

A key independent MP has suggested the federal government’s multi-party climate change committee might not be able to reach an agreed position on a carbon tax.

But Tony Windsor denies talks have stalled and that goodwill amongst committee members is dissipating.

“We haven’t decided on a firm structure yet,” he told ABC Television ahead of a meeting of the committee today.

Mr Windsor and another independent member of the committee, Rob Oakeshott, are unhappy with a government decision to spend $12 million on a carbon tax advertising campaign, warning the surprise announcement had shown a lack of good faith.

Facepalm. This Gillard woman couldn’t sell beef burgers to a stranded Chilean rugby team in the Andes.

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June 9, 2011

Twitcher’s guide to Australian climate megafauna

Can I justify the two and a half hours it took to put this together? No. Is it full of obscure jokes and cod-Latin. Yes.
Will I put up a bit of an explanation of who all these guys are? Possibly.
Selection criteria were – all of the Climate Commissioners, the 7 MPCCCers and various other folk who seemed important (but then, what do I know?). 6 women, 24 Anglos. Oh dear. Other suggestions welcome…

June 4, 2011

MPCCC bluffer’s guide

I don’t know if this will be of use to anyone else, but it was most certainly useful to me. I should not have claimed any special insight into the workings of the members’ minds re: a price on carbon, but I’m going on the basis of their public pronouncements, where I know them.

Comments (other than from the trolls who want to say it’s a GIGANTIC HOAX and MAD BAD POINTLESS TAX – you know who you are.)

UPDATE: 22nd June. I was, gasp, wrong. Rob Oakeshott seems not to be a $40 per tonner. Monday 20th’s AFR has him muttering about $15 in the short-term…