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Canberra Skeptics can join the No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics party

Reader Mike passed me a note that Canberra/ ACT residents may be interested in. The Climate Sceptics party has changed its name to the No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics and is working to establish a branch for the ACT elections. The party needs another 70 members by June 30th, so it can register in time for the ACT Election in October. Perhaps you know someone who can help out?

The Climate Sceptics Blog is here, the Climate Sceptics Party is here.

From the Party:

Do you live in the ACT and would like to assist the No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics ?

The No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics is a centrist political party, registered nationally with 800 members Australia wide, and wants to be registered in the ACT for ACT elections by June 30th. To do so, it requires 100 ACT members. Currently they have 30, so 70 more members are required to allow them to run candidates for the next ACT election on 20th October 2012.

NCTCS  will campaign primarily on the issue of the wastage of money by the current ACT government on “green programs” and other ideas that do not greatly benefit the environment.  They believe these wasted funds should instead be used to provide better ACT services across many areas.

If you would like to become a member of the ACT branch of NCTCS, you can sign you up for free membership before  June 30th by emailing [email protected]

Note: The Australian Electoral Commission will check you are an ACT resident and you are not a member of another political party

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42 comments to Canberra Skeptics can join the No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics party

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    Rereke Whakaaro

    This is an interesting experiment.

    Why would a career bureaucrat join a political party that could, if elected, disestablish some of the plumb bureaucratic positions?

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    and above all, read: Donna Laframboise: “THE DELINQUENT TEENAGER -Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert”. Apart from Amazon (where they do it), the best and cheapest version is the PDF edition which also contains 1,400 embedded links that take you directly to the source material cited. Available from TinyUrl.com/ipccexpose . PDF format will run on any platform incl. iPad. Get the free Adobe Reader, also available for any platform.

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    memoryvault

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    The graveyard of Australian politics is littered waist-deep with the bones of single-issue parties.

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    pat

    sceptical Poland now joined by another unidentified EU country! hooray.
    love the “might possibly consider” part of the draft:

    1 June: Reuters: Barbara Lewis: EU minister meeting to tackle carbon cuts: draft
    Editing by Rex Merrifield and Jane Baird
    European environment ministers are expected to reopen a difficult debate later this month on deeper EU carbon emissions cuts, but a draft text ahead of the meeting stops short of any firm targets.
    Previous discussion of bigger carbon cuts has been tense, with coal-reliant Poland objecting that they could damage its economy…
    “Ministers will, on request of the German delegation, take stock and might possibly consider adopting council conclusions on the roadmap concerning a transition to a competitive low-carbon economy (in) 2050,” reads the text of a note seen by Reuters ahead of the June 11 environment council…
    Draft conclusions ahead of the June meeting show that outstanding issues include the fact that one unidentified country wishes to delete reference to a low-carbon roadmap and one objects to new targets…
    Environmental campaigners say the 27-member union so far has not delivered funding commitments to help poor countries cope with climate change after an initial installment referred to as “fast-track financing” comes to an end…
    Environmental groups are concerned that Poland might win subsidies for coal plants that have yet to be built, as part of negotiating efforts to persuade it to drop its objections to increased ambitions on emissions goals. That would be a breach of EU rules, which aims to phase out coal-fired power generation…
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/01/us-eu-environment-idUKBRE8500JE20120601

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    pat

    hilarious piece by Cosima. Charles “penny-pinching” is what everyone properly derided as “hypocrisy”…

    3 June: SMH: Cosima Marriner: Green fatigue
    While consumers are losing interest in the environmental impact of daily living, the corporate world is increasingly exploring how sustainable projects can make good business sense.
    When Prince Charles boasted of his environmentally friendly lifestyle recently, it didn’t come across quite the way he intended. His preference for wearing extra clothes rather than turning up the palace heating, his efforts to recycle old bathroom curtains into cushion covers, and the way he throws his bathwater on the garden at Highgrove, were all derided in the media as ”penny-pinching”…
    The carping about the carbon tax and the tedious to-ing and fro-ing over whether climate change is real have distanced the problem from everyday life. The challenge now is to bring ”green” back to a personal context.
    And the business world – traditionally the enemy of the environment movement – is leading the way as the economics of sustainability stack up.
    Being green has become ”almost too big now ” for consumers, argues the author of What’s Mine Is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing the Way We Live, Rachel Botsman.
    ”It’s become a political issue. People find it really hard to relate to,” says Botsman, a former adviser on sustainability to Bill Clinton. ‘…
    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/green-fatigue-20120602-1zohr.html

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    pat

    also from Cosima’s “Green Fatigue” comedy:

    ”Sustainability is now being recognised as a business initiative … 10 years ago it would have been recognised as an environmental initiative,” Madew says. ”I know some businesses don’t fundamentally believe in the environment but they do believe in the economy. It’s still green to them – it’s money.”
    Investors have driven the ”mainstreaming” of sustainable business practices, particularly since the introduction of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (which were developed by an Australian, James Gifford) in 2006.
    ”I feel quite strongly about the responsibility of people managing money to allocate capital appropriately to ensure they’re encouraging companies to do the right thing,” says Joanna Davison, the regional managing director of Colonial First State Global Asset Management, a UN PRI signatory. ”It’s the more acceptable face of capitalism … It makes good business sense.”
    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/green-fatigue-20120602-1zohr.html#ixzz1wgMgmgDc

    UN Principles for Responsible Investment
    An investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact
    http://www.unpri.org/about/people.php

    UNEP Financial Iniative
    http://www.unepfi.org/

    dismantling this CAGW architecture will take time.

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    Rereke Whakaaro

    Why would a career bureaucrat join a political party that could, if elected, disestablish some of the plumb bureaucratic positions?

    Population of the ACT is around 350,000 and of those around 165,000 are commonwealth public servants.

    So around 50% do not work for the CPS.

    Surely there could be 70 people that can see the damage that the Australian economy will suffer under the tax on essential to life carbon dioxide, a tax predicated on a lie.

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    There are some journalists who think that they are asking tough questions of our Labor politicians trying to justify this iniquitous tax. Then there are the softball journos who will ask Dorothy Dixers so the Party line can be reinforced.

    But, in the main, those journos know journalism so when it actually comes to asking questions, it seems (to them) to be ‘black and white’, and they don’t ask the right questions because they don’t know.

    I live for the day when I actually hear the correct questions being asked of those politicians.

    Something like this one.

    Minister. This new Price on Carbon is aimed at those big emitters as you have told us. However, instead of making them pay for their full emissions, you are giving away a large number of credits to those largest emitters from the coal fired power sector, and they are only allowed to pass on to consumers the costs they are subject to for the credits they do have to purchase. Hence the cost of electricity will only rise a small amount this first year, rising each subsequent year. Minister, could you indicate the full price impact for electricity once those emitting entities are forced to purchase all their credits? Secondly, will the compensation package be rising each year to cover those increases?

    There are just so many questions that can be asked.

    But who is there to ask them, and going on the way Labor handles the media, they would never answer the question anyway, just stay on message.

    It makes me sick.

    Tony.

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    Kevin Moore

    Wayne and Julia should make an effort to be nice to Clive.

    …According to Palmer, his mining alliance with the Chinese has barely begun. He claims to control the mining rights to land which contains 160bn tonnes of iron ore – 100 times greater than the entire global output of iron ore last year.

    If China’s steel mills maintain current level of demand, Palmer is set to become an “Aussie oligarch” to rival Russia’s richest resource billionaires, a suggestion to which he responds with a smile. “I hope I’m nicer,” he says.

    Palmer commutes between Australia and his other home in Beijing by private jet, and boasts of friends at top levels in the Chinese government. Chinese banks seem to trust him. Last year, the Import-Export Bank of China made a $5bn loan to a Palmer-backed Queensland coal project which is supposed to deliver China’s power industry 1bn tonnes of coal in the next 30 years…..

    http://blakandblack.com/2011/05/17/985/

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    Andrew McRae

    Speaking of the carbon tax…. and speaking of electricity price rises… and speaking of regulated tariffs on retail electricity price… have I established a link that makes Campbell Newman on-topic?? 🙂

    I don’t usually watch TV news because I suspect it to be mostly rubbish – yes even compared to the Internet, that’s how bad it is. Last week I caught the beginning of the Ch9 news at 6pm and it reinforced my suspicions.

    The story hook was essentially “Campbell Newman can’t stop the price rises in electricity!”
    I think it went on to say “the government” (ie Qld) couldn’t stop the rises despite the LNP’s pre-election puffery to try to clamp down on the cost of living, and despite recent deregulation of the industry.

    The report contained so much misinformation and misdirection as to almost defy analysis.

    Mysteriously absent in the TV report was a question directed to anyone of self-importance as to:
    1) why Qld does not yet have a free market in electricity (In spite of claims of “deregulation” a government board will still regulate tariffs on electricity), and
    2) how can a State government stop cost of living rises when they don’t have much say in market prices whilst simultaneously a federal government is imposing The Great Big Tax On Everything? Or in other words….

    Compared to Commonwealth carbon kleptocracy, Cambpell’s cost-cutting congress carries King Canute* connotations.

    But it’s not all pro-government propaganda at Nine, as they do need to distinguish themselves from the ABC somehow. Meanwhile Nine is happy to report Origin dumping new solar cell investment in what has become yet another example of promised Green Jobs materialising merely as extra work for Chinese robots. This follows earlier news of the new government cancelling a $5M investment in the Cloncurry Solar Farm project. With the Commiewealth handing out free CO2 emissions to industry for 3 years and a likely political C-change set to repeal the carbon tax ASAP, it would be foolhardy indeed for private industry to dirty their balance sheet with clean energy adventures.

    Only 4 weeks of free speech remaining in Australia. Use it before you lose it!

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    John from CA

    No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics

    Not exactly an endorsement for spelling but, setting that issue aside, why not call it the Common Sense Party.

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    Juliar

    If I was in Canberra I doubt I would join them for the aforementioned reasons. Though I must say that joining the Australian Sex Party is an interesting preposition or maybe the “Party! Party! Party!” party (I’m not joking, read here > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party!_Party!_Party! ):D

    In all seriousness, Parties with a single policy are never going to do well. I know someone who will be running for a lower house seat in the next Federal election as an independent. He has a couple of good platforms even if it isn’t likely that he will be elected. Unfortunately I am in a different electorate to him and I think he may be on the side of the alarmists even if he doesn’t have a specific policy on Global Warming.

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    Juliar

    May I remind the people at the Climate Sceptics Party who say there is ‘no party who is sceptical to AGW scam’, that they should take a look at Family First. http://www.qld-familyfirst.org.au/climate-change/

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    Juliar

    Sorry for posting 3 times in a row as I should have condensed my posts but there is another politician who has joined us ‘scpetics’. Please read > http://thegwpf.org/international-news/5878-climate-sceptisim-the-new-populism-and-vote-winner.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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