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Re: Abbott/Liberal Govt Watch

Postby Jimmy_041 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:59 pm

Q. wrote:Easily the most corrupt Aus govt in history, the Morrison govt has given another shining display of that corruption.

They established a National Covid Coordination Commission to advise on the response to the economic crisis but stacked it with gas & mining executives. The NCCC then recommended the Govt subsidise new pipelines for a 'gas led recovery" and then today the Govt announced that they would underwrite a Hunter gas power plant (nevermind that AEMO in it's ISP saw no need for additional gas capacity this decade and that a new build would be a stranded asset by the time it comes online).


Bull$hit

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Re: Abbott/Liberal Govt Watch

Postby Q. » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:38 pm

Jimmy_041 wrote:
Q. wrote:Easily the most corrupt Aus govt in history, the Morrison govt has given another shining display of that corruption.

They established a National Covid Coordination Commission to advise on the response to the economic crisis but stacked it with gas & mining executives. The NCCC then recommended the Govt subsidise new pipelines for a 'gas led recovery" and then today the Govt announced that they would underwrite a Hunter gas power plant (nevermind that AEMO in it's ISP saw no need for additional gas capacity this decade and that a new build would be a stranded asset by the time it comes online).


Bull$hit

https://www.pmc.gov.au/ncc/who-we-are


Neville Power, former Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) CEO is also Deputy Chair of Strike Energy which is seeking to exploit gas reserves in WA and SA.

Andrew Liveris is a special advisor to the NCCC and Deputy Chair of WorleyParsons as well as Board Member of Saudi Aramco. He is reported in The Australian to have advised the NT Government on the development of the gas industry, noting the potential of Beetaloo Basin. Last May, Liveris was reported in The Australian as saying: “There is a lot of gas sitting under the ground in Australia onshore (which could be tapped by) working with state governments.”

Catherine Tanna, one of the Commissioners, is the Managing Director of EnergyAustralia, the second largest climate polluter in the country. Prior to that, Tanna was Managing Director of Queensland Gas Company which became the BG Group before it was acquired by Royal Dutch Shell.

James Fazzino, a member of the Manufacturing Working Group and formerly Managing Director and CEO of Incitec Pivot Ltd, is on the Board of APA, an energy infrastructure company which owns and operates the largest interconnected gas transmission network across Australia. In its report, 350 Australia has revealed that “APA group is seeking to build a Western Slopes Pipeline connecting Santos’ controversial Narrabri gas project to the Moomba Sydney Pipeline, and a separate pipeline connecting the Moomba Sydney Pipeline to Port Kembla — currently being assessed by the NSW Government.”
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Re: Abbott/Liberal Govt Watch

Postby Jimmy_041 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:12 pm

Thodey - telecommunication
Halton - Public Service
Little - transport
Hirst - banker
McCluskey - ag
Howes - ACTU
Hoang - F&B
Berry - various
Harris - Public Service
Combet - bludger
Gaetjens- Public Service
Pezzullo - Public Service
Kennedy - Public Service

Plus Fazzino isn't on the board.
He sits on a working group for manufacturing as Chair of Manufacturing Australia which includes
Mr Innes Willox, CEO, Australian Industry Group
Mr Ben Eade, CEO, Manufacturing Australia
Mr James Fazzino, Chair, Manufacturing Australia
Dr Jens Goennemann, CEO, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
Mr Paul Bastian, National Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union
Mr Dan Walton, National and NSW Secretary, Australian Workers’ Union
Mr Scott Wyatt, CEO, Viva Energy.

Not anyone's definition of stacked it with gas & mining executives
The Commission is there to advise government on economic recovery and energy and mining should be included as they are a main source of investment, employment and revenue in Australia
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Re: Abbott/Liberal Govt Watch

Postby Q. » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:29 pm

Jimmy_041 wrote:The Commission is there to advise government on economic recovery and energy and mining should be included as they are a main source of investment, employment and revenue in Australia


This is patently false:

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The corruption is obvious. The "gas led recovery" is simply a rankly opportunistic manner of funneling public money to LNP mates, starting with an NCCC that was set up with with no terms of reference and no register of conflicts of interest. It is stacked with mining and gas lobbysits when you consider the above graph and the fact that sectors like the not-for-profit lack any representation.

Even if you want to be kind and suggest it isn't blatant banana republic corruption, it is definitely terrible economic management:

“Spending recovery funds on a capital intensive, jobs poor industry like gas completely defeats the purpose of a recovery program, virtually any other industry would be likely to create more jobs,” said Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy Program Director at the Australia Institute.

“Australia’s COVID recovery, and the climate, would be better served by investment in renewables—which are far cheaper and cleaner than gas—not squandering public money on a so-called ‘gas fired’ recovery.

“Gas supply has tripled in the last decade and yet domestic gas prices on the East Coast have only increased, evidence that higher gas supply does not automatically equal lower electricity prices.

“Locking Australians into gas by building new infrastructure is short sighted, will end up costing Australian energy consumers more money, and ignores the other crisis at hand, climate change.”
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Re: Abbott/Liberal Govt Watch

Postby Jimmy_041 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:42 pm

Yeah but the commission is stacked with gas & mining execs :supz:
What do you expect?
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Re: Abbott/Liberal Govt Watch

Postby Q. » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:28 pm

Jimmy_041 wrote:Yeah but the commission is stacked with gas & mining execs :supz:
What do you expect?


I expected nothing else from this man
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