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Journalism is not a crime. Or is it? Look at the ABC.

Al Jazeera is posting this slogan on its English speaking broadcasting channel in Qatar. The argument that Al Jazeera represents freedom of the press in the Middle East is a good one. Al Jazeera demands that diversity of thought and opinion be cherished and demands press freedom. This is of course true.

There is a difference these ideals and what the ABC has done with the two of the most important issues in Australian history. Climate change and population growth.

My demands for diversity of thought and opinion from the ABC between 2007 and 2011 failed because the ABC is a corrupt organisation. I want to remind everyone of the unlawful conduct of a broken ABC which has supported both the Carbon Tax legislation and suppression of open debate on population growth. This is what happens when Australian journalists abuse their power and government is not prepared to make them accountable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97cmFCkb1KE

Climate change denial - believe it or not!


The government's repeal of the "carbon tax" won't make climate change go away! it’s a political decision, not one based on science, or a rational reaction to any new empirical evidence contrary to its existence.

Denial of climate science is one that’s based on the assumption that you can believe it or not! We don’t doubt the findings of other scientific results, or discoveries.

Kelvin Thomson responds to Clive Palmer Carbon Tax on renewable energy targets: 'Inconvenient truth' speech

(Video inside) Many environmentalists in Australia were delightedly gob-smacked when coal baron, Clive Palmer, appeared with Al Gore and spoke of supporting alternative energy funding and against the Abbott Government's plans to roll back policy. They will be equally delighted to hear Member for Wills, Kelvin Thomson's speech in parliament supporting renewable energy too, against the Abbott Government's plans. (Mr Thomson is also the creator of the 14 point population reform plan to stabilise Australia's population.)

ABC bias in conduct of Carbon Tax Debate: Lest we forget

"This article highlights how the ABC misled the Australian public, and Australian politicians, about the Carbon Tax in the lead up to passing of the legislation in November 2011. Tony Jones shows clear understanding that net emissions growth is the real issue (in China) but doesn't question Julia Gillard when she says a Carbon Tax will "cut carbon pollution" when facts prove a net increase will occur in Australia. QANDA bias is proven. Has the ABC done such a good job omitting the primary cause of emissions growth that nobody even understands it has happened?"

Electricity distribution and privatisation is costly

Prime Minister Julia Gillard was playing politics when she used a speech to the Energy Policy Institute of Australia on Tuesday to blame state governments for soaring power prices.
Queensland has had a 80 per cent hike in household electricity prices in the past five years. Mr Newman and every other Premier will seize every opportunity he can to blame his predecessors for financial and policy mismanagement. Editorial - shedding light on power prices. Victoria is a good example of soaring electricity prices due to privatization. (Republished from comment posted at http://candobetter.net/node/2834#comment-8672)

Carbon tax effectively a population growth tax

A Michigan State University study has found that for each 1% increase in population, emissions increase by a bit more than a 1% increase in most nations. If Australia did not grow its population then by 2020 there would be almost no increase in carbon emissions. The Stable Population Party of Australia has called upon the Labor Government and the Greens to explain how their support for rapid population growth is consistent with attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – or admit it’s just green-wash.

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New French industry policy to moderate globalisation: Ministerial interview

New French Minister for Industry in France says globalisation is extremist policy and that France, Europe and other westernised countries need to protect themselves from total free-market doctrine. He also proposes external taxes, including on carbon emissions for imported products. This is a fascinating interview for citizens of Anglophone countries who feel that free-market ideology has replaced democracy.

The Carbon Tax - If Only They'd Listened to a Gen Y Female and Dick Smith

With the revelation that the recently released carbon tax would exclude petrol, there was much protest and disappointment from climate change activists. But once again everyone missed the elephant in the room as far as meeting Australia’s emissions targets – the immigration rate.

Carbon tax, households and jobs

If the reason for a carbon tax is primarily to change behaviour, what is the behaviour that households can change and reduce their carbon tax payments?

David Attenborough - population growth contrary to addressing climate change


“Why this strange silence? I meet no one who privately disagrees that population growth is a problem. No one – except flat-earthers – can deny that the planet is finite”.
A population growth of 20% by 2020, and at the same time a symbolic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, is inherently contradictory and people will be forced to pay an ineffective carbon tax.

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