We gave Clinton Foundation $25M for a "significant contribution" the CF had "already made"
After hundreds of millions in aid, over a thousand scholarships - Vietnam cancels Long Tan Day celebrations

Clinton Foundation in Australia - corporate details

In March 2008 Kevin Rudd met with Hillary Clinton in New York and said "Let us know if we can help with anything".

In September 2008 Rudd made this announcement in New York.

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And some months went into the planning of this official official launch of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute at the G20 in Italy, July 2009.

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It's painful to watch his fawning - and his dismissal by contemporaries.

And that is Rudd's fatal flaw. The lure of celebrity is irresistible to him. He had no hope of resisting the Clintons.

Something motivated the Clinton Foundation to establish a corporate presence in Australia just before the Global Carbon Capture Institute official launch.

The Clinton Foundation was already working with various interests in Victoria, including the City of Melbourne with which it had an MOU.

What better place to incorporate its Australian presence.  Note that the Australian entity does not feature at all in the relationships with DFAT and the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative Inc.

This was all about climate change and Kevin's global ambitions.

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Tony Wood is a friend of the Labor Party.
The Clinton Foundation office is listed as a City of Melbourne office in Collins Street.




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 Here's the Wikipedia entry for Tony Wood.

Tony Wood is an Australian businessman and Energy Program Director at the Grattan Institute. He has become a prominent spokesperson for the institute since his appointment in 2011, and has written 32 articles for The Conversation related to energy, climate change and energy policy.[1] From 2002 to 2008 he was executive general manager of Origin Energy, where he held executive positions for a total of 14 years. Wood has declared interests as a shareholder of BHP Billiton and Origin Energy.[2]


Wood has worked in the energy, transport, chemical and fertiliser industries. He contributed to the Garnaut Climate Change Review in 2008 and worked with the Clinton Foundation from 2009 to 2014 as director of its Clean Energy programme. He was appointed director of the energy programme at the Grattan Institute in mid-2011, and has represented it in publications,[3] on radio[4] and at public forum.[5] He was on the executive board of the Committee for Melbourne and the Green Energy Taskforce of the Northern Territory Government. He has also worked as a financial advisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers[6] and has served as Chairperson of the Energy Retailers Association of Australia.[7]

His areas of interest include natural gas, carbon capture and storage, solar power and nuclear power.[6][8]

Nuclear power[edit]

In 2011, Wood contributed a chapter on "Nuclear power in Australia's energy future" to Australia's nuclear options, a policy perspective document for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He argued that the need to reduce carbon emissions in order to limit the impacts of climate change should bring into consideration the possibility of nuclear power in Australia.[8] In February 2012, Wood told interviewer Andrew Charlton that "the cost or acceptability of nuclear energy would remain a challenge in Australia."[9] Wood's publications on The Conversation declare him to be a shareholder in BHP Billiton (a resources company engaged in uranium mining and a Foundation Partner of the Grattan Institute).[2]

Solar power[edit]

In 2015, Wood told the ABC that the environmental benefits achieved by Australia's take-up of solar photovoltaic panels had come at great cost to Australian taxpayers- a net cost of "about $9 billion". He said "in the time that we had could have done a lot better, with that money, or we could have actually reduced greenhouse gas emissions a lot more cheaply... and then we could have been moving onto a different future for solar." "Solar with batteries in the future might be a much better way." John Grimes responded in defence of solar panel deployment, stating that the report Wood was referring to was "cherry-picking", and was "designed to cast solar PV in the worst possible light." [10]


Tony Wood has a postgraduate diploma in business administration from the Queensland Institute of Technology and a masters degree in Science (Physical chemistry) from the University of Queensland.[7]


  1. Jump up^ "Tony Wood". The Conversation. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b Wood, Tony. "Could smaller be better? Shrinking the carbon tax scheme". Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  3. Jump up^ "Tony Wood - Articles". The Conversation. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  4. Jump up^ Vanstone, Amanda (2013-11-11). "Getting gas right". Radio National - Counterpoint. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  5. Jump up^ "Australia's technology future - leader or follower?" (PDF). Institute of Mineral & Energy Resources. University of Adelaide. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  6. ^ Jump up to:a b "Tony Wood". Grattan Institute. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  7. ^ Jump up to:a b "Tony Wood | Grattan Institute | ZoomInfo.com". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b Australia's nuclear options - CEDA policy perspective (PDF). Melbourne, Australia: CEDA. 2011. ISBN 0 85801 277 4.
  9. Jump up^ "http://grattan.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/054_transcript_energy_20120215.pdf" (PDF). grattan.edu.au. Retrieved 2015-05-28. External link in |title= (help)
  10. Jump up^ "Expensive solar subsidies, but pay-off to come says Grattan report". Radio National. Retrieved 2015-05-28.

 And here he is in the Labor Herald a few weeks ago.

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More soon.