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The soul-searching continues: ABC finds some Greens in election denial

 Two weeks later, and the excuses are still flowing.

TheGreens logoThe left lost because: a/ their policies were stupidly ambitious and unfundable, or 2/ Tasmanian greens went too far north.

The ABC says “2″.

If only Bob Brown had got some Queenslanders to do the Adani protest instead, Bill Shorten would be PM:

Environment leaders reflect on their role in the ‘climate election’

 Michael Slezak, ABC Enviroment and Science Ad Writer:

Like many Australians, green groups were surprised by the federal election result.

Underlying much of their campaigning was the belief that the majority of voters wanted stronger climate action.

But the results did not seem to bear that out.

Did environmental groups fail to read public sentiment? And did they, in fact, help the Coalition to victory?

It’s all so easy in hindsight:

One of Australia’s leading social researchers, Rebecca Huntley, said the Stop Adani Convoy strategy was bound to fail.

“People from outside the area coming in — that just pisses people off,” said Dr Huntley, who heads up Vox Populi Research.

ABC Staff can always find someone to say what the journalists are thinking: in this case, that people might vote for a coal mine, but there’s no way they like coal:

Paul Williams is a senior lecturer in politics at Griffith University in Queensland and is one of the country’s foremost experts on elections in that state. He said the Stop Adani Convoy probably cost Labor at least “tens of thousands of votes” in Queensland, if not “hundreds of thousands”.

“That doesn’t mean the Queenslanders are in love with Adani — they’re not,” said Dr Williams.

Sure. Queenslanders couldn’t possibly like money or jobs.

“Adani became totemic — it was a totem for development and for blue-collar job creation.”

Stupid workers just like totems.

No Queenslanders, miners, or workers were interviewed. The ABC is one-billion-dollars of pop-psychology.

The answer is always “go left”

Labor lost because it wasn’t green enough says Greenpeace chief:

Chief of Greenpeace Australia David Ritter said if Labor had strengthened its environmental policies, the environmental movement would have been fully behind the party — a sentiment more-or-less echoed by all the environmental groups the ABC spoke to.

If only Greenpeace had endorsed Labor instead of putting them below One Nation in preferences… oh wait. Nevermind.

Trusting politicians to deliver

But the environmental movement does not accept its actions were a major reason for Labor’s loss.

 What does investigative reporting mean? Michael Slezak asked all his friends:

Most people the ABC spoke to pointed to the money spent by coal miner Clive Palmer, utter distrust of mainstream politics and what they described as scare campaigns run by the Coalition.

 If the ABC were the PR wing of the Greens party could they have written a better press release?  Hardly. A press release from the Greens would have the Greens logo on it. ABC “News” masquerades  as third party endorsement.

If you live in a nation with public broadcasting. Sell. It. Now.

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72 comments to The soul-searching continues: ABC finds some Greens in election denial

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    Peter C

    The Greens direct vote in the election did not change much from previous elections as far as Imcould see. Stuck on 10%.

    If people really were concerned about climate change that figure should have gone up. Instead Labor took a hit for persuing Green policies which would have hurt they working class severely.

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      Peter C

      Jo is being a night owl again. Does she ever sleep?

      Where I am currently it is lunch time (Ohio. USA).

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      Yonniestone

      Where the usual Labor/Green voters jumped ship to protect their assets the 10% Green vote was topped up by new Millennial voters.

      This new voter base have been brainwashed as children to believe in all manner of pseudo sciences and cannot see beyond their dwindling inheritances, if education was a science this lot got Phrenology.

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        OriginalSteve

        Only a certain % of the population are clueless…thankfully…

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        Sceptical Sam

        I suspect your Millennial voters don’t have any assets worth worrying about at this stage of their life-cycle, Yonnie.

        Give them a decade or so and they’ll be voting with their hip-pocket – just like the rest of us.

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      ghl

      Peter
      When the ABC first started beating up the Turnbull leadership challenge against Abbot I emailed everyone I could think of in the Liberals saying that I would never vote for a party led by Turnbull. I stuck to that. Apparently there were a lot of us. He lost 21 seats.
      So, reason 1, a post Turnbull rebound. This would not occur to the ABC since they love him.

      After many years of lefty antics, e.g. tranny rights, gay rights, open borders. P.C. in sports, politicised policing, various violence on the streets including antifa fascists, twitter mobs….. among many.
      It is perfectly rational for a normal, even slightly left voter to dislike the Left. To see them as aggressive, demented and dangerous. I believe that this is happening around the world.
      Reason 2, the left are nasty.

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    Yonniestone

    What Australians have to realise is just how far “their” ABC has stepped to the left and how much out of touch it is with the majority of people.

    Where we can see many people working in business, politics or the MSM that appear to believe in “Climate Change” and its UN dogmas for the sake of work and income the ABC is full of true believers, when you get a workforce that has 40% (maybe more now) voting Greens you know there’s a problem with objectivity.

    For me the ABC is exactly like renewables, sure say, make, invest or claim what you want to, but let the market decide if anyone’s buying it as I’m not and I DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR IT!!

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      PeterS

      Perhaps that approach should be extended to submarines. We have made a very stupid decision on which suburbanises we are building for the future. By the time they are all built they will be almost useless. What a waste of our money.

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        PeterS

        submarines

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        Yonniestone

        Our capabilities to manufacture high quality machinery has been dwindled over the decades, even my home town Ballarat once supplied the state with steam locomotive engines in the late 1900′s, a mate who worked at BAE systems Williamstown said the Australian tradies were good but the foreign meddling with the project hampered production.

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          Another Ian

          Y

          Going higher tech Ballarat firms produced quite a few IC engines either home grown or under license – e.g Ronaldson Tippet, Villiers, Wisconsin as did Toowoomba Foundry with Southern Cross. Someone (seems it was Commonwealth Aircraft) did local production of Pratt & Whitney 1830 twin row radials in WW2.

          Imagine that now

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            Yonniestone

            I actually worked on the old Ronaldson Tippett/Austral engines site for years metal fabricating at the business that was last there, the remnants of the old factory was there with many old parts and artifacts throughout the place.

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          Sceptical Sam

          I suspect your Millennial voters don’t have any assets worth worrying about at this stage of their life-cycle, Yonnie.

          Give them a decade or so and they’ll be voting with their hip-pocket – just like the rest of us.

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        neil

        Yep, lets take an excellent nuclear submarine which we can buy off the rack from France at very good value, then re-engineer it for lesser performing diesel technology, build it bespoke in Australia for twice the cost and four times the delivery time, almost 50 years before the last one is delivered. Think about that, 50 years, would you want to go to war today with Vietnam war technology?

        And for what outcome? To use 24,000 tonnes of Australian steel about a weeks production, while the Victorian Labor government purchases 38,000 tonnes of Chinese steel to build a single road tunnel.

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          Bill in Oz

          Better to build nuclear powered subs in Australia.
          Ohhhh dear I must, must confess.
          I’ve just written a complete heresy !
          Will the Greenists ever forgive me ?

          :-)

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      Everyone submitting a tax return, receiving a pension or welfare etc should have the opportunity to either opt in or out of funding Their ABC for whatever the percentage is of their income/welfare. Fund Their ABC with what the public deems it’s worth. I’ll bet that all of those people that are staunch supporters of Their ABC and drive around with “Save Our ABC’ stickers will all opt out.

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    Sean

    Barrack Obama knew how to handle climate change in an election, run on all of the above energy options. Then AFTER the election add on the caveat, as long as it’s wind and solar. Of coarse this didn’t help representatives and senators running in the mid-terms when he was a lame duck and it certainly didn’t clear a path for Hillary.

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    ivan

    We must realise that the greens will always say that, their religion does not allow them to say, do or think anything else.

    It is like the followers of the UN Church of Climatology have to chant the mantra of the UN woe world government.

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    PeterS

    This is to be expected. After all the ABC leftist propaganda machine, ALP left and Greens extreme left are painted by the same brush. They also have the mentality of a child, like this one: AOC 2 Time for all intelligent thinking people to realise this is a fact unlike CAGW.

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    reformed warmist of logan

    Good morning Jo,
    BRAVO!!
    … Your quality just keeps getting better.
    As I drove to help set up my booth on Saturday morning, where I would be working most of the day, I was singing from the same hymn sheet as PM. Scott Morrison, and silently hoping & praying for a miracle!
    I hasten to add that I consider myself a non-practicing Lutheran as I have rarely set foot inside my church since my father’s passing in 1992. So this prayer was indeed a rare one.
    I would like to remind anyone who cares to read this that the indefatigable Graham Richardson (when referring to elections) was 100% right when he said: “The mob nearly always gets it right”! (Or words to that effect.)
    And its incredibly interesting that in the two weeks since that wonderful day: the stock market, real estate market, and holiday market have all had remarkable up-swings (that will probably continue many months/years)!
    But you won’t find any mention of this in our very un-professional “lame-stream” media.
    By the way, I noticed an article (in CanadaFreePress I think) in the last couple of months that suggested that the “lame-stream” media “across the lake” has been almost entirely left-leaning since Water-Gate.
    (For some strange reason, the Fourth Estate in western countries now seems to think they have some kind-of “Papal In-fallibility” when it comes to their views on … well everything! Something’s gotta give soon on that one.)
    Finally, at the risk of sounding a ‘tad’ negative, the 18th was only a battle; not the war.
    We in the centre (and right) can’t rest on our laurels, for failure will doubtless follow!
    To this end I am planning a brand new web-site next month, and I am giving Jo a “Australian/World Scoop”!
    The site will be called ClimateChangeRevisited, and will be launched on 20/7/19, aka. the 50th anniversary of man’s landing on the moon.
    I plan to make this site as even-handed as possible, so it can perhaps be used as a resource within our education system as early as 2020.
    Anyways, that’s it for now (& thanks for your time).
    As always, ever-increasingly Warm Regards,
    Reformed Warmist of Logan.

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    Kinky Keith

    “If you live in a nation with public broadcasting. Sell. It. Now.”

    Please Jo, we don’t want to sell our nation.

    Maybe we could just sell the public broadcasting instead.

    :-)

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      Yonniestone

      A few short sighted entrepreneurs are having a decent crack at selling us to China and UN Pty Ltd.

      The rubes buying it don’t don’t know the sheep have already been fleeced.

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    Travis T. Jones

    The abc of it …

    @ -(minus) 13:03 , Albanese: “Do I believe in the science on climate change [failed doomsday global warming]?
    Yes I do.
    Do I believe that that debate is over?
    Yes I do.
    Do I support action on climate change [failed doomsday global warming]?
    Yes I do.
    Do I believe that the business community is right when it says that we need a policy framework that drives change, and, finds the cheapest way
    of reducing our emissions?
    Yes I do.”

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6042578268001?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgL3z5KmN4gIVRZWPCh2XrA0GEAAYASAAEgKViPD_BwE

    Mind, the word Albanese is interchangeable wth Morrison at 19% less green.

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    a happy little debunker

    The only commentator that has nailed the fundamental error causing the election ‘shock’ result was Gerard Henderson.

    (Sure, Sure QLD was explainable by Greenwarfare, but it doesn’t explain why so many non QLD/Mining seats saw swings to the LNP)

    On last week’s ‘Insiders’, he correctly identified that the Social Conservatives that had abandoned the Turnbull Coalition Team™ – returned their vote to the Morrison lead LNP.

    Of course, these Social Conservative (who could not tolerate Turnbull) placed their votes elsewhere at the previous election and as a result skewed all the subsequent polls (by way of preference allocations).

    Turns out that polling ‘guru’ Mark Texta was wrong – they did matter.

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      Bill in Oz

      I watched that program. I was gobsmacked when Tony Burke
      Was shown making the comment
      That he couldn’t ‘ignore’ the science of global warming.

      Duhhhhhh ?

      What ‘science’ mr ignorant Tony Burke ?
      Surely it’s time for him to get himself informed !

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    el gordo

    Ita Buttrose is determined to purge the place of bias.

    ‘When asked about claims made by the ABC’s critics that it is biased, Ms Buttrose said: “Sometimes I think we might be biased. I think sometimes we could do with more diversity of views … we’ve got to make sure ours is as ­diverse as it can be.” Ms Buttrose was asked to clarify whether it was the ABC’s news or radio programming she was referring to: “Sometimes I think people, without really knowing it, let a bias show through.” Oz

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      wal1957

      ” Ms Buttrose was asked to clarify whether it was the ABC’s news or radio programming she was referring to: “Sometimes I think people, without really knowing it, let a bias show through.”

      The key words I find amusing here are ‘sometimes’ and ‘without really knowing it’.

      Really???

      Nothing will ever change at ‘their ABC’ unless they can admit to the bias that is ever-present.

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        Yonniestone

        Isn’t the first step in addiction rehabilitation is to admit there’s a problem?

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        glen Michel

        Ita being diplomatic about the staff collective or just a step away from being clueless. It doesn’t look good.

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          el gordo

          Ita is there to oversee the merger with SBS and the green left bias purged from both organisations. Once that has been achieved the whole box and dice can be broken up.

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      Robber

      Come on Ita. You can make a difference, and make it our ABC again.
      Currently ABC=AnyoneButConservatives.
      Changed ABC=AustralianBalancedCommunications.

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      Gerry, England

      Sounds awfully similar to our once celebrated BBC. Could anyone that doesn’t have a left wing outlook ever get a job at ABC? They certainly can’t at the BBC and when looking for bias they think the leftie view is the norm so can’t see any bias.

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    Hanrahan

    “People from outside the area coming in — that just pisses people off,” said Dr Huntley,

    They sure did in Bowen, the protestors received a hostile reception and were hard pressed to buy something to eat.

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    Graeme No.3

    You can lead a Greenie to the facts, but you cannot make him think.

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    yarpos

    They appear to be following the classic left wing loser playbook. Just go harder, in the arrogant belief that you have to be correct, and educate the ignorant masses who think you are full of it.

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    Michael Hammer

    It is quite easy to understand what went wrong for labour if one just keeps in mind one point. In very broad terms, the right wing of politics considers the individual is the basis of the collective (and thus more important) while the left considers the collective more important than the individual. Trouble is, individuals are tangible, concrete and easy to see while the collective is an abstraction. It is easy to dismiss dissent as due to a minority,not representative of the majority. It is easy to latch onto what one wants to hear not what is really being said. The collective never has 1 view on any issue, it has many views. It is extremely easy for a politician to ascribe their views to the collective and genuinely believe the collective agrees with them especially if they are passionate about their beliefs. That is what labour and the greens did. They genuinely thought people wanted higher taxes in return for more services, they genuinely thought people were as passionate as they are about CAGW and wanted it addressed at any price, they genuinely thought people agreed dissenting voices should be suppressed in the interest of collective harmony. They were wrong on all counts. Worse,they still do not accept that the collective holds different views to them. Still worse, they think that if that would happen to be the case, the collective is wrong and needs to be re-educated. Their belief is that they are there to impose their world view on the citizens not to represent the citizens of this country because they are right and dissenters are wrong.

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    Serge Wright

    The ABC Bob Brown theory cannot explain why the seats in Bob Brown’s own state of Tasmania also had swings to the LNP. The Clive Palmer theory also misses the fact that his ads were as anti-LNP as they were ALP and yet only the ALP primary vote fell.

    The real answer as to why the ALP lost is very simple. People didn’t wany big government taking our money and telling us what to do, what to think and how to live. The class warfare also worked against the ALP because we are largely an aspirational middle class society that rejects the concept that hard work and extra effort should be punished and discouraged. Not surprising, the coal mining areas most impacted by the ALP’s CC policies had the biggest swings to the LNP, because this industry creates jobs and prosperity for entire regions.

    If the ABC really want to understand the Australian people they should watch an episode of the Outsiders on Sunday morning. Not only will they find the answers for the election loss, they will also find out how much they themselves are on the node !!!

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    pat

    updated in the past hour, another attempt to explain:

    1 Jun: ABC: Labor’s ‘Sliding Doors’ moment that could have won them the election
    By Tom Iggulden
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/labors-sliding-doors-moment-lost-election/11166960

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      Bill in Oz

      Pat I read that article already. It’s factually BS.
      But the ABC does need to explain this electoral ‘disaster’ in a way it’s young mostly young female greens inclined audience can understand.
      The ‘rom com’ plot line does exactly that.

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      a happy little debunker

      What I sooo wanted to comment on Albo’s ‘Sliding Doors / Gwyneth Paltrow’ moment.

      Does it mean that Albo will likely go on to market goop and advocate for steamed vaginas?

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      Serge Wright

      The real ALP sliding doors moment would show Bill’s wife catching the train to find her husband in bed with Bob Brown ;) .

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    pat

    Jo gets a mention in Washington Times – read all:

    20 May: Washington Times: 2020 Democrats on hot seat after climate change backfires on Australian left
    Australian Labor Party upset by Liberal/National Party’s coal-touting Scott Morrison
    By Valerie Richardson
    The Australian Labor Party’s stunning defeat may offer a cold, hard warning for Democrats counting on climate change to sweep them to victory in 2020.
    Running on a climate-change platform, the left-wing party lost a supposedly “unlosable” election on Saturday to the conservative Liberal/National Party Coalition, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who once praised fossil fuels while holding up a chunk of coal on the floor of Parliament.

    ***“Every time Labor and [activists] reminded Australia that Morrison brought a lump of coal to Parliament, they were helping Morrison,” said Australian climate skeptic Joanne Nova in a post on her JoNova blog headlined, “How to lose the unloseable election: be anti-coal.”

    Said Matt McDonald, associate professor at the University of Queensland, on ABC.net: “Voters feared climate policy more than climate change.”

    The election results were unexpected, but they also represented the latest in a string of defeats around the world for parties pushing the 2015 Paris climate accord, green energy, fuel taxes and carbon pricing…
    CLICK TO READ MORE…
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/20/climate-change-election-defeats-bode-ill-democrats/

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      pat

      Jo hasn’t been published by theirABC since 2010 -

      ABC: Joanne Nova
      ARTICLES: FOUR – ALL FROM 2010
      https://www.abc.net.au/news/joanne-nova/33094

      but another Jo, from Canberra according to LinkedIn, gets published today:

      2 Jun: ABC: Counting my carbs: What I learnt on my year-long low-carbon diet
      By Jo Clay
      (Jo Clay is an author and environmental activist)
      The whole world is thinking about going on a crash diet. Not to count carbs, but carbon. Like so many diets, this one might not stick…
      We’ve got one of the highest emission rates in the world but we’ve pledged a tiny trim, dropping from 21 tonnes to 20 tonnes of carbon per person per year.
      It’s not enough. If everyone followed our lead, the world would warm several degrees by the century’s end…

      Over the past year, I’ve been trying to cut my carbon footprint by 75 per cent through a different experiment each week.
      I use carbon accounting to get my results…
      I use government data (like the National Greenhouse Accounts Factors) and academic sources.
      I expected some conclusions — flying is bad, vegan is great — but others came as a shock…
      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/what-i-learned-about-carbon-emissions-on-a-low-carbon-diet/11129746

      Art, Not Apart blog: Jo Clay
      ABOUT THE PROJECT
      Little People / Big Problem by Jo Clay
      Climate change anxiety can be crippling…
      ‘Little People / Big Problem’ is part of Jo’s broader project, ‘The Carbon Diet’…
      ABOUT THE ARTIST
      Jo is an author, activist and entrepreneur. She is seriously freaked about climate change…
      https://artnotapart.com/artist/2019/jo-clay/

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      Over 40 years after the American Libertarian Party platform wrote the Roe v Wade decision the Supreme Court later adopted to stop Southern Dixiecrats from forcing women to reproduce against their will, Ireland’s voters struck down that island’s constitutional prohibition of birth control. Both were victories for individual rights, and losses for mystical prohibitionism. The New Zealand results were the same thing.

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    pat

    Verity gets another go on theirABC, with help from Oscar, who is all for more Govt money going to farmers for CAGW-related actions:

    AUDIO: 15min12sec 1 Jun: ABC Blueprint for Living: Jonathan Green: Agriculture and environmental stewardship
    Farmers are on the front line of climate change so what needs to be done to ensure a sustainable future for Australian agriculture?
    Verity Morgan-Schmidt, CEO, Farmers for Climate Action
    ***Oscar Pearse, Sixth generation farmer at Moree, NSW
    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/agriculture-and-environmental-stewardship/11163336

    what did ABC omit from their description of Oscar Pearse (who, incidentally, has been quoted by ABC in articles going back as far as 2013, which are not directly CAGW-related, topics such as bushfires, land-clearing etc)?

    ***Farmers For Climate Action: Our People: Oscar Pearse
    Oscar is a sixth generation grain and beef farmer from Moree in northern New South Wales. Before returning to the family farm, Oscar worked in policy and stakeholder management roles for peak industry councils, state farmer organisations and industry research and marketing organisations…
    Since returning to the farm, Oscar has been a member of NSW Farmers Association Conservation and Resource Management (CRM) committee and native vegetation taskforce, and in 2017 he was a member of Grain Grower’s Australian Grain Farmers Leadership Program. Oscar knows that climate change is a major and immediate threat to his farming operations both in the short term and over the course of generations to come. Oscar has a passion for practical and real world policies within a strategic long-term vision for Australian agriculture, especially market based incentives for landholders instead of regulatory focused approaches. He believes that government systems to incentivise and remunerate landholder practice for climate change amelioration and adaptation must be widespread, long term and non-tokenistic.
    https://www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au/our_people

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      pat

      Oscar didn’t think either of major parties went far enough on CAGW policy:

      7 May: The Land: Global Assessment report and the need for ‘transformative change’
      by Oscar Pearse
      Like a nerdy kid in a black t-shirt, awaiting the midnight screening of the latest Avengers blockbuster, at 10pm last night I hit the refresh button again.
      I was waiting for the latest 1800 page Global Assessment report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform Services (IPBES). This unparalleled document is like the whole of life-science’s first ever report card on humanity’s stewardship of the planet.
      To say it is depressing is an understatement. A million species threatened by extinction, 23 per cent of the planet’s soils degraded, global biomass of wild animals declining by 83pc, and live coral areas halving in the past 150 years.

      In Australia, we sadly lead the way. The federal Government’s own reports note that in the past 200 years half of all mammalian extinctions have happened on our continent, and our abundance of threatened bird species has halved in only 30 years. Of the 30pc of the continent covered in forest pre-colonization, about half remains…

      So it is little wonder that as the 2019 federal election reaches its midpoint, that environmental issues have come to the fore of policy debates…
      https://www.theland.com.au/story/6109717/why-transformative-change-is-needed-on-environmental-stewardship-policy/

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    Zane

    Greens are economic terrorists. Most likely they are working for malevolent foreign interests.

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      Serp

      They wouldn’t have the faintest clue whose interests they are serving and no doubt they’d be greatly chagrined were they to realize that hedge fund managers and such are the principal beneficiaries of their effort. We’ve been derogating the education system for fifty years in Australia and the accumulated damage is reflected in the burgeoning Green vote.

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    pat

    there’s always a bit of a political (and CAGW) back story worth noting behind most programs on theirABC:

    AUDIO: 20min57sec: 25 May: ABC Blueprint for Living: Jonathan Green: Future cities
    An expert panel of urbanists, architects and critics discuss the many challenges facing our cities, from urban density to urban sprawl, ***climate change to deepening inequality.
    Professor Mabel O. Wilson, Professor of Architecture and co-director of Global Africa Lab at Columbia University
    ***Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer of the City of Los Angeles
    Glenn Murcutt AO, Architect
    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/future-cities/11138782

    12 Mar 2018: LA Times: Why I’m leaving The Times for a job at City Hall
    By ***Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic
    (Before coming to The Times, he was architecture critic for Slate and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He is the author, with Alanna Stang, of “The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture.” Hawthorne grew up in Berkeley and has a bachelor’s degree from Yale)
    But I think it’s fair to say that the main and animating subject of my work has been Los Angeles itself and the major civic transformation that’s underway here.
    It’s precisely the scale of that transformation — how much hangs in the balance as L.A. tries to establish a coherent post-suburban identity and deal with a severe housing and homelessness crisis and the ***specter of climate change, among other challenges — that explains why I’ve decided to leave after nearly 14 years.
    I’m not going far. Just across the street to City Hall, in fact.
    Los Angeles Mayor ***Eric Garcetti has asked me to fill a new post called chief design officer for the city…
    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-hawthorne-notebook-20180312-story.html

    Wikipedia: ***(Eric) Garcetti endorsed Barack Obama in early spring 2007 and was the southern California chairman and one of six state co-chairs for the Obama campaign…
    He traveled to Iowa, Nevada and six other states, and was a frequent surrogate (in English and Spanish) for the campaign. He served as a superdelegate during the 2008 Democratic National Convention and was elected to serve as the Chair of Democratic Municipal Officials,[132] an organization affiliated with the Democratic National Committee that represents all local elected Democrats in the United States.
    On April 3, 2014, Garcetti was joined by Bill Clinton in hosting a half-day conference on alternate energy and improvements of infrastructure…
    On November 5, 2015, Garcetti’s office issued a statement endorsing Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Controversy later emerged about the office using government resources to distribute a campaign-related proclamation…

    DOES ITA BUTTROSE CHECK OUT THE BONA FIDES OF GUESTS ON ABC FOR BIAS?

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      pat

      and another, no need to listen or for url:

      25 May: ABC Blueprint for Living: Jonathan Green: Bushfire risk and urban planning
      ***But the threat – its intensity and frequency – is expanding, along with our sprawling urban environments.
      Researchers say that today urban planning and urban design are crucial aspects in minimising the growing threat of bushfires.
      Associate Professor ***Janet Stanley, Principal Research Fellow, Urban Social Resilience, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne…

      9 Jan 2013: DesmogBlog: Graham Readfern: Australia Scorches In Record Heatwave As Warming Trends Bite
      AUSTRALIA is baking in a heatwave which has broken all historical records for its geographical size and sheer number of extremes…
      The country’s Bureau of Meteorology has issued a special statement outlining the unprecedented heat event and some of the records broken…
      When Prime Minister Julia Gillard toured the bushfire devastation in Tasmania on Monday, she dared to utter the “c” word when speaking to reporters.
      “We do know that over time as a result of climate change we are going to see more extreme weather events and conditions,” she said.

      Given that this is just what climate scientists have been saying and publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, you’d think this would be nothing controversial. As ***Janet Stanley, Chief Research Officer at Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University in Victoria, told the Australian Science Media Centre:
      “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report (2007) predicts that, in south-east Australia, the frequency of very high and extreme fire danger days is likely to rise between 4 and 25% by 2020 and between 15 and 70% by 2050.”…
      https://www.desmogblog.com/2013/01/09/australia-scorches-record-heatwave-warming-trends-bite

      Find an Expert: Uni of Melbourne: DR Janet Stanley
      Climate change, Sustainability, social exclusion, transport, social policy, evaluation
      Originally specialising in child protection and family violence, Janet now focuses on the interface between social, environmental and economic issues in climate change and sustainability, across policy, system design, and at community levels…
      Most recent work has been on transport and land use in a 20 minute city, social policy and climate change and the prevention of bushfire arson. Janet has been an advisor to state and federal governments, is on the Board of the charitable trust, the George Hicks Foundation and is a member of the Future Melbourne Network.
      Books: 2013: Heating Up!: Social Dimensions of Climate Change Policy in Australia. Monash University Publishing…
      2010: Promoting social inclusion in adaptation to climate change: Discussion paper
      Journal Articles: 2007: Climate Change: The opportunities and costs of carbon pricing and trading.
      https://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person724484

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      Bill in Oz

      Pat, don’t worry
      Jonathon Green has an audience of just one
      Green wall flower
      A ‘Wally”

      I gave up on that idiot in 2006 !

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    Ted O'Brien.

    How long can this denial go on? Remember that other election? Two and a half years later off the back of the Mueller report, first cab off the rank is Russian born British citizen Svetlana Lokhova, seeking $25,000,000 “or such higher figure” as the court may determine, plus $350,000. And this is just the first of the smaller fish!

    https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vaed.442627/gov.uscourts.vaed.442627.1.0_5.pdf

    How wide are the floodgates? Whose souls will be searched next?

    There are a lot of pages, but the first two give the gist of the story.

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    neil

    There is no other way to describe the ABC than anti-Australia. This morning I received a subtle reminder when I turned on NEWS24 to see the Cricket World Cup result AUS v AFG. You would think the sport bulletin would lead with cricket or AFL.

    But no, they led with EPL soccer, then netball, womens hockey, various minor sports then at the end of the segment cricket, AFL and NRL. It was like we’ve reported proper international sport but for anyone interested apparently there was some cricket and lesser bogan football codes as well.

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    So selfish voters prefer not to sacrifice electric power on the coercive altar of ecological national socialism. One can imagine how frustrating this must be to the Altrurian sense of propriety. Still, in addition to selling off The Party’s telescreen monopoly franchise, why not sell off those “democratic” gauntlet-elections-at-gunpoint and see to it that no political party sucks the teat of a government propaganda subsidy? If South Pacific islanders were to stop forcing folks to vote at gunpoint, that would be one less bad example for South American juntas to imitate, saying “Australia does it!”

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    Keith L

    It was corporate leviathans that cost Labor the election.
    I know because I was chatting to a couple of corporate leviathans at the local bingo hall and they confirmed it.

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    Dave in the States

    It’s because greens and their sympathizers live in an alternate reality that is not real, and that they created themselves.

    They believe that many people have the same radical points of view as themselves.
    They have multiple fears and assume that everybody has the same.
    They believe there are lots of like minded voters, because everybody on TV seems to.
    They believe that the MSM reality is reality.
    They believe in tipping points, for both climate and for green energy taking off.
    They believe green energy creates jobs rather than costs net jobs.
    They believe that green energy can provide the necessary energy to power modern society, it’s just a matter of building it.
    They believe that the evil corporations and the callous polluters will pay for it.
    They believe that green energy is clean and “carbon neutral.”
    They believe they are more and better informed.
    They believe that they are better educated.
    They believe in unicorns and rainbows.

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    Bill in Oz

    I visited the Guardian
    For my homeopathic dose
    And instead found common sense
    By Katherine Murphy
    The Guardian’s Australian political editor !
    She states:
    ” We don’t know, with perfect certainty, what is happening and why.
    I’ll say it again. We don’t know.”
    It’s also full of side issues.
    But worth a read
    For the clear sense
    That she is apologising to her readers.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/01/its-dangerous-for-journalists-to-say-this-but-we-can-be-wrong

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    wert

    “I think it was open for the Labor Party to be more ambitious,” said Mr Ritter.

    I’m fully behind the Labor Party being more and more ambitious. In fact, in the eternal search of more and more ambitiously extreme policies, the Labor Party is not being ambitious enough. I suggest Labor should be for negative emissions by targeting at ending all industrial production, all relevant energy sources, including but not limited to exporting coal.

    In this manner, Labor shall guarantee its demise, which is good.

    In short, ABC is nothing more than a sort of left-wing rag (and it is more extreme than the Labor is, when it calls more moving more to the left at a time where most voters see it too leftist).

    How we have ended up in a situation where major media is significantly more leftist than the Labor party, is beyond my comprehension. Is this the real Russian influence, coming 30 years after the demise of the Soviet Union? We do know Soviets were supporting extreme left and much of their vigor moved into the Green left in the 90′s.

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