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…

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.

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…