Australian Conservatives Top Priority Is To Kill Gillards Carbon Tax
Julia Gillard’s Labor regime in Australia is in deep political trouble because Gillard lied to voters, when she was elected Gillard promised she would not implement a carbon tax, a promise she promptly broke.
Gillard is no different from any other politician, it’s all about power, and the way Gillard managed to hang on to power was to do a deal with the Australian Green Party, the price of this deal a Carbon Tax and Gillard reneging on her promise to voters.
The Carbon Tax has been popular with voters, about as popular as a skunk in an elevator, 65% of Australian voters are against it, and despite Gillard offering bribes to business and voters the carbon tax is showing no sign of becoming popular anytime soon. The Labor party suffered a massive defeat in the March 2012 Queensland elections, and currently polling indicates a similar outcome is very likely in the Federal Election this coming September.
[CANBERRA] Australia’s conservative opposition said its top priority if it wins elections in September will be to repeal taxes on mining profits and carbon, blaming both policies for stopping fresh investment in the vital resources sector.
The Carbon Tax was always going to be a highway to economic suicide as the knock on effect of the Green tokenism spread into the wider economy, Gillard knew this, the Greens knew this so they used the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to warn businesses that if they truthfully told customers that price rises were caused by the Carbon Tax, then they would face fines of up to Aus $1.1m.
At the same time that Gillard’s government was suppressing any truths about the Carbon Tax, her Green Allies were wanting to control the media:
Australian Green Socialists have sought to control the media, in July the Green party leader Christine Milne demanded political censorship and punishment for dissent for the media to enthusiastic applause from an audience of party faithful.
This is Australia, not the USSR, Iran, Syria or some other one party dictatorship, the same Australia that has always stood up to the likes of the Kaiser and Hitler, a democratic nation yet you have a government fining people for criticizing a tax and wanting to control the press, by the same punitive measures beloved of dictators throughout history.
The speed at which the Green cancer starts to erode democracy is breath taking, it starts with the traditional Liberal meme, there is this dreadful threat facing the world and us nice well meaning Liberals will fix it for you. The problems start when people don’t want the problem fixed, then the real true colors of the Liberal are shown, suppression of democracy and freedom of speech, control of the press and draconian punishments for dissent or failing to follow the Party line.
The carbon scheme, along with a 30 per cent tax on iron ore and coal mining profits, have been criticized by miners, who say it damages competitiveness and employment as Australia’s AAA-rated economy slows and China’s demand for minerals cools.
“Both the carbon tax and the mining tax are a drag on Australia’s energy and resources sector and make investments less attractive than investments in other countries,” opposition resources spokesman Ian Macfarlane told a mining conference.
No election result is ever certain until the last vote has been counted, however, the outlook for Gillard and the Greens in September is not that bright, the days of the Carbon Tax are almost certainly numbered, as this post entitled Watch the spectacle that is Australian Politics: Ballot tonight. Rudd Wins PM from the always excellent Jo Nova shows:
Who will lead the nation? A diabolical choice. Gillard has lost all goodwill and credibility. If she’ll lie once… there is nothing she can say that will be believed. Polls are at record lows for the Labor Party here, but the dilemma is that the most popular Labor contender (at least in the polls) is also the former PM Kevin Rudd, despised by many in his own party, and whose polls were so low three years ago they turfed him out. He still carries the baggage of all the worst policy calls — the boats, the “Climate” action, the NBN, the debt. The Unions that control Labor don’t want Rudd, who threatens their power, but are facing a wipe out either way. Will Rudd stand? (UPDATE: Heywood in comments says Rudd has agreed to contend). Will some other candidate pick up this poisoned chalice? Despite all this, the public perversely want Julia to go the election. Payback time?
You can imagine Kevin Rudd quietly humming the old Nils Lofgren song Trouble’s Back………” and the payback just arrived with me today…”
Updated 23:57 GMT June 26th 2013
Gillard is toast and Rudd is back, what remains to be seen is if this will have any major impact on Labor’s share of the vote in September. Changing leaders this close to an election is always a risky strategy so this could well be a damage limitation exercise, because as Jo Nova pointed out the voters wanted payback on Gillard, all that remains to be seen is if Rudd manages to reduce the scale of Labor’s projected defeat, or the voters decide that one warming alarmist is much like another and punish Rudd by proxy.
Posted on June 26, 2013, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Australian Politics, Carbon trading, Church Of Climatology, Global Warming, Green Lies, Green Taxation, IPCC, Junk Science, ManBearPig and tagged Carbon Tax, Christine Milne, Green Party, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.