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This is what Donald Trump thinks of wind turbines or "windmills" as he calls them: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/donald-trump-explains-why-he-hates-windmills/ Why can't we have a leader like this who isn't afraid to speak their mind and doesn't bow down to greenie zealots.
Posted by: Pop | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 11:04 AM
Please no more - it makes me feel SICK - and there is no end to it
Posted by: Jambo (WA) | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 11:29 AM
So energy users are being duded twice, paying large power bills and their taxes being used to help these bastards make things worse. Good on you Mal, you dickhead.
Posted by: Old 2RAR Digger | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 11:51 AM
I sacked AGL as my energy provider two years ago. It would seem I made the right decision. If only Turnbull and his carbon fancier followers would do the same. Why are we propping up this scam? Is Turnbull et al making a small fortune out of trading carbon on the world exchange?
Posted by: jamesofcoffs | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 12:02 PM
So while AGL makes 1.58 Billion $ profit how the hell does it qualifie for handouts of Australian Taxpayers money to tune of 225 Million $.
Whilst Australian Famers are going broke and committing suicide walking of their land.
Because of the worst drought in decades.
And Turnbull throws them a lousy 190 Million which they have to jump though hoops to get a slice of.
How does that work can someone tell me how a company with that profit can be given grants like that.
Because l sure can't figger out why.
SACK TURNBULL NOW.
Posted by: GOM | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 12:06 PM
And how much will Andy Vesey get as a bonus because AGL made such a profit by screwing its customers and because of government subsidies. I'll be a few million no doubt.
Posted by: seeker of truth | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 12:12 PM
Yes AGL is doing very well, they will be dead against building a HELE coal plant, but then so is our prime minister, who has no idea that he will be killing all business especially small business in this country with the high electricity prices. Vesey is the CEO., he is also making a mint. He probably lives next to Turnbull.
We must say 'no' to the Paris accord, our bit of emissions is not making any difference to the world.
All this is for 'No Gain'.
The renewables must be kept as the Turnbull's (and families) have invested heavily into these.
We stand to have to pay out 4 Billion during the next few years, that is for the Renewables, it is in that NEG.
Only way to save us is to have another Prime Minister, this one is driving us to absolute ruin.
If and when Labor gets into power, they will increase the emissions rate to eventually 45, not only killing the businesses, but this country will not be worth living in as we cannot afford anything any longer.
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 12:24 PM
I must admit to a morbid fascination with this insane rush to increase " renewables " into our base load energy supply. It will be an unmitigated disaster in time, as no amount of stupid windmills or solar panels can supply a reliable base load supply for this country.
Turnbull is a complete idiot when it comes to energy supply, climate change, and his love for renewables...but Labor is 100% worse.
AGL are in it for the money, and there is lots of it being splashed about, as these fools rush headlong into a monumental stuff up.
We need construction to start yesterday on several HELE Coal fired power stations. This is not going to happen of course, so get ready for a rough ride.
Posted by: Glenn | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 12:44 PM
great now they can afford to give the money back :)
Posted by: Antoine D'Arche | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 01:07 PM
Liberal Party 🎉 is Now Finished ! Malcolm's Mission Acomplished ! Don't vote for United Nations Labor or Liberal Criminal Gangs . 👺👺👺
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 02:10 PM
Oh My God ! Malcolm Bligh Turncoat and Loosey have Rammed Home A CARBON Tax under the Government the United Nations Leads !!!! 😤😤😤😱😢😰😥😱😩😫😡😡😡
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 02:20 PM
Now the Big Corporate media Push to Sell the NEG .🐞🐞🐞🕷🕸🐜🦗🦂🐍🦑🦑🦑🦑🦐🦑🦀🐙🦇🦇
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 03:40 PM
You have to be joking!!
Posted by: Julie of Geelong | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 03:54 PM
So, does this now mean my electricity bill will go down now that all the sheep MP’s have followed Mr Trumble & voted for the NEG??
Posted by: Julie of Geelong | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 03:59 PM
Liberal Party sources have told The Australian there was a breach of protocol in the Coalition’s partyroom meeting, as chair of the backbench energy committee Craig Kelly was not given time to address colleagues after Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg’s report.
The Australian understands Mr Kelly was pushed down the list and got just 90 seconds to speak because the bells signalling the start of sitting rang. According to protocol Mr Kelly, as the committee’s chairman, should have given his report following the Minister.
The Australian understands Liberal MP Tim Wilson was given an opportunity to speak ahead of Mr Kelly but was not on the speakers’ list.
Posted by: Jeff of FNQ | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 04:05 PM
Breaking: It was so cold in Canberra last night that Turnbull was seen with hos hands in his own pockets.
Posted by: Doubtful John | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 04:26 PM
Agree / Can’t Watch the News Today / oh Boy .👺👺👺
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 04:44 PM
Whether you vote or not, whilst we have a 2 party system and preferential voting you will never get rid of the bastards, they are like weeds you just can't kill.
Posted by: Nev | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 04:54 PM
Trump Snitch Amarosa / Asorama should of stuck to her first Job as a Michael Jackson impersonator at Strip joints / 👀 Looks like the Real FBI are about to charge her . 🤪😜😜😜😜😜🤣🤣🤣
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 05:14 PM
There is no Liberal party 🎈 I There is No Oppostion You 😕We are the Resistance .👺👺👺
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 05:38 PM
It is 6.4 Million
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 05:39 PM
2 Old 2 RAR Digger,
Spot on !
I, now Know this was a "Set-Up" & is a price gougers paradise.
"Privatisation" a relatively new word coined by Governments
(both Liberal & Labor) & for another way for Governments to divest themselves of paid for (former assets) that always should have belonged to the Taxpayer, & which worked relatively well with somewhat affordable prices & able to be controlled also by Governments,... for over a Century, to then be handed over lock-stock & barrel to
"The Private Sector" !
Please Note the end result !
(& all done to you & arranged by "Politicians")
Posted by: "The Global Serf" | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 06:33 PM
Lovely for some alright:
The controversial Great Barrier Reef Foundation spent tens of thousands of dollars hosting Australian business leaders at a luxury island resort, after it was awarded a $443 million grant from the federal government.
The "Chairman's Panel Weekend" was held from May 18 to 20 at the luxury Hamilton Island resort Qualia.
he guest list included CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall and the CEO of the Australian Institute of Marine Science Dr Paul Hardisty.
According to its website: "qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah) in Latin means 'a collection of deeper sensory experiences'. qualia is situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island surrounded by all the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef. With a relaxed aspect and mesmerising calmness, time seems to stretch forever."
Qualia charges from $1,350 to $5,500 a night.
Talk about rub your noses in it!
Posted by: Jeff of FNQ | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 06:48 PM
How could any person with two functioning brain cells ever believe the blatantly false propaganda fed to the world by Climate Fraud Carpetbaggers such as Turnbull, Labor and the Greens. It's preposterous that they ever got away with it!
The fact is, these bird shredding machines have a working lifespan of 12 to 15 years, not the 20 to 25 years suggested by the Climate Fraudsters.
Even at the optimistic 20 year rate, hundreds upon hundreds of these things are currently scheduled to be de-commissioned as they're way past their use-by date. It's simply not commercially viable to replace the worn-out component parts so they'll simply be disconnected from the grid and left to decay where they stand. Just like this ...
The landowners who were happy to take the money to have these machines blight our landscape didn't seem to notice that their contracts placed no requirement on the turbine owners to ever remove them, and no obligation to repatriate and restore the land. But then, how could they EVER remove the hundreds of tons of concrete poured into the ground as a counterweight to the turbines?
No, they'll be left to rot ... continuing to contaminate our natural environment long past their working life and into the foreseeable future.
The entire Climate Scam will be viewed by future historians as the greatest act of mass insanity in human history.
Posted by: Emu | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 07:25 PM
Try the Chicago Emissions Trading Bank , all the Goldman Sachs Boys lost a fortune on it but it has resurfaced again just in time for the Paris agreement , surprise surprise.
Posted by: serenity747 | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 07:36 PM
You will have read on MSM about Turdballs "cordial speech"recently with regard to Chinese Students in Australia. MSM hailed it as a "break thru"
What they failed to mention was the following.
China’s war on religion, academia: President Xi Jinping moves to reassert Communist Party dominance
Jamie Seidel, AP, News Corp Australia Network August 14, 2018 12:28pm
CHINA’s Communist Party doesn’t like difference. So it has set about eradicating any trace of it among its 1.38 billion population.
First they moved on Tibet. Its ancient spirituality and unique identity has been suppressed for decades. Its remaining leadership has long since been co-opted by the Party.
China’s Christian community has also long been a source of embarrassment. The Bible has been banned. Crosses must not be displayed in public. Its leadership must be approved by the Communist Party. Its teachings must now conform to Party ideals.
But, for the moment, Beijing has another ancient community in its sights: the Uighurs. China invaded the East Turkestan Republic in 1949. It’s now named Xinjiang province, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan.
To Beijing, it represents the nation’s largest reserve of coal and natural gas.
Now it’s not Chinese enough for the Communist Party.
It’s the primary focus of President Xi Jinping’s determination to “Sinicize” the entirety of China’s domain. “Chinese characteristics” must be incorporated into all activities, beliefs and traditions. Chief among them — unwavering loyalty to the Communists party.
And that’s not something that sits easily with China’s 200 million believers, of all faiths.
CHRISTIANITY ‘WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS’
In April, China’s religious affairs department published an article saying that churches must endorse the party’s leadership as part of “Sinicization.”
“Only Sinicized churches can obtain God’s love,” the article stated.
It’s part of Beijing’s “Principle for Promoting Chinese Christianity in China for the Next Five Years (2018-2022)” plan, which details how it will “Sinicize” Christianity within its borders.
Its censors immediately moved in. Bibles have been seized and banned. Digital versions can no longer be found online. Only an officially approved version from the government-sanctioned open church is available.
But Beijing’s crackdown goes far beyond that.
Images of Christ are being replaced with posters of President Xi. As with the Tibetans and Uighur’s before them, Christian children are no longer allowed to attend church.
“Through our thought reform, they’ve voluntarily done it,” Qi Yan, a member of the township party committee, told the AP by phone.
“The move is aimed at Christian families in poverty, and we educated them to believe in science and not in superstition, making them believe in the party.”
Pastor Jin Minri in Beijing, China, said that after he refused local authorities' request to install surveillance cameras inside his house church, police individually questioned hundreds of members of the 1500-person congregation. One Beijing pastor told AP otherwise: “A lot of our flock are terrified by the pressure that the government is putting on them,” he said. “It’s painful to think that in our own country’s capital, we must pay so dearly just to practice our faith.”
Hundreds of small and private churches have been shut down. Party enforcers have been making life uncomfortable for many of the remainder, a Chinese Christian communities complain. Many of China’s Christian communities have responded in a time-honoured fashion: they’re now worshipping together in secret.
Beijing sees Christianity as a Western threat, and its 67 million followers as infected by dangerous Western ideals.
President Xi stated in 2016: “We must resolutely guard against overseas infiltrations via religious means.”
And any community that places any entity above himself is not putting the Party first.
“Chinese leaders have always been suspicious of the political challenge or threat that Christianity poses to the Communist regimen,” Xi Lian, a scholar of Christianity in China at Duke University, told AP.
“Under Xi, this fear of Western infiltration has intensified and gained a prominence that we haven’t seen for a long time.”
There are 11 million Uighurs in Xinjiang. With one million in detention, and two million forced into re-education camps, Beijing’s crackdown would be something felt by every family.
They are not ethnic Chinese. They speak Turkic. Their culture was heavily influenced by the Mongols and Islamic caliphates.
They are an ethnic minority in China.
Islamic crescents and minarets have been torn down from mosques. They’ve been banned from naming their children “Muhammad”. Children are not allowed to enter mosques. They’re not allowed to fast during Ramadan. Men cannot wear long beards. Veils are banned in public.
The Uighur detainees are being re-educated. They are being forced to sing Communist Party songs, and recite its slogans. They must vow personal loyalty to President-for-life Xi Jinping.
They must attend lectures about the anti-social nature of Islam.
China reveals its militarised artificial islands
It wasn’t always so.
One of China’s most revered historical figures — explorer Admiral Zheng He — was Muslim. Though you wouldn’t know that from modern interpretations of his story. However, he is now being used to help justify Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea, and beyond.
Since September 11, 2001, when terrorists claiming to represent Muslim beliefs hijacked aircraft and crashed them into buildings in the United States, Beijing declared the existence of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) — “a major component of the terrorist network headed by Osama bin Laden”.
Its crackdown on the ethnic minority has been extreme.
Beijing’s state media, however, has become a little confused on which official Party line to adopt.
Yesterday it rejected UN human rights committee concerns, asserting that “arbitrary detention” or “re-education centres” do not exist.
But an editorial Communist-Party run Global Times appeared to contradict this assertion, stating its ‘security crackdown’ in Xinjiang was to “salvage” the region which was on “the verge of massive turmoil”.
“There is no doubt that the current peace and stability in Xinjiang is partly due to the high intensity of regulations,” it reads. “Police and security posts can be seen everywhere in Xinjiang.
“The security situation in Xinjiang has been turned around recently and terror threats spreading from there to other provinces of China are also being eliminated. Peaceful and stable life has been witnessed again in all of Xinjiang.”
Beijing’s actions “has avoided the fate of becoming ‘China’s Syria’ or China’s Libya,” it stated.
The Global Times was reinforcing its previous harsh stance on Uighur issues, where it endorsed the extensive use of surveillance technology in the region as well as the enforced relocation of hundreds of thousands of its population.
Rilegous belief is not President Xi’s only concern. Critical-thought among China’s academics has also been deemed a problem.
Now, they’ve been told to “learn the proper kind of patriotism”.
The Communist Party’s propaganda arm recently announced a new effort to infuse a “patriotic striving spirit” among its universities and research institutes.
It’s all about “political guidance” and “ideological and political identification”.
The Communist Party’s People’s Daily news service declared it wanted to “make the vast numbers of intellectuals … more determinedly follow the party.”
President Xi must walk a tenuous tightrope.
He’s urgently pushed the need for greater creativity and faster research output in his bid to outstrip the rest of the world economically and technologically.
But educated minds do not always conform with Party lines.
A law professor in Beijing, Xu Zhangrun, is one such example. He recently dared to post to social media: “People throughout China — including the entire bureaucratic class — are feeling a sense of uncertainty, a mounting anxiety in relation both to the direction the country is taking as well as in regard to their personal security. These anxieties have generated something of a nationwide panic.”
He said China’s sudden return to strict ideological control, an international ‘closed-door policy’ the return to totalitarianism and President Xi’s unrestricted term in office had become a source of much anxiety.
“The amendments earlier this year shocked the world and caused a lot of concern among Chinese,” he wrote. “This amounts to a negation of the last 30 years of the reform and opening-up policy. It is feared that in one fell swoop, China will be cast back to the terrifying days of Mao.”
China’s delegation told the UN yesterday that “there is no arbitrary detention … there are no such things as re-education centres.”It said authorities in Xinjiang have cracked down on “violent terrorist activities,” while convicted criminals are provided with skills to reintegrate themselves into society at “vocational education and employment training centres.”
Chinese delegate Hu Lianhe said through an interpreter: “there is no suppression of ethnic minorities or violations of their freedom of religious belief in the name of counter-terrorism.” But he also said “those who are deceived by religious extremism … shall be assisted through resettlement and education.”
Xinjiang has been enveloped in a suffocating blanket of security for years, especially since a deadly anti-government riot broke out in the regional capital of Urumqi in 2009. ‘
Gay McDougall, the committee vice-chairwoman who raised the issue of detentions last week, said she wasn’t convinced by China’s “flat denial”. She said China “didn’t quite deny” that re-education programs are taking place.
“You said that was false, the 1 million. Well, how many were there? Please tell me,” she said. “And what were the laws on which they were detained, the specific provisions?” There was no direct response to that, which addressed a broad range of issues that went well beyond the Uighurs.
But delegation leader Yu Jianhua said some panel members had treated “some of the unsubstantiated materials as credible information.” He contended that some of that information came from groups which “seek to split China” and have links to terrorist organisations.
Posted by: JackC | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 08:38 PM
The plot thickens . I wonder if there is any connection between the " captains choice " plot to give 444 million dollars to a bunch of Great Barrier Reef doom-sayers and the getting rid of Peter Ridd . Now it seems as though the plans to hand over the $444 Million started about the same time as Peter Ridd was sacked for telling the truth .
WE forget how much harm Turncoat has done . Starting with the Murray Darling Basin plan to destroy irrigated farming .
The list at http://stopturnbull.com/ reminds us of how much we have forgotten about that cretin .
At least Turnbull's banking mates will make plenty out of the Negative energy plan once they start trading carbon credits , the rest of us will just have to tighten our belts .
Posted by: Another Delcon | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 08:43 PM
On the Great Barrier Reef saga I was doing some researching before that last shift and when Turnbull's mate got the new position at Garvan his other mate got a government position in the Innovation game Bill Ferris AC was the outgoing director at Garvan Institute ..
Was the GBRF (or one of the other connections within the government) founded in 2004 when Turnbull was the Environment Minister and Australia was writing big cheques to the Clinton Foundation when all this crap first appeared??
Anyway back to Bill Ferris AC ... Investment banking history with a founding partner of CHAMP an equity firm..
Cronyism a part of the Globalist/Philanthropist movements..
17 November 2015
Australia’s first venture capitalist has been appointed Chair of Innovation Australia.
Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne congratulated Bill Ferris AC on his appointment to the independent body, which was established by the Government to enhance Australia’s innovation performance.
“Innovation is critical to economic development. Australia has strengths but also some challenges. That’s why the Government is developing an Innovation and Science Agenda to focus on this key driver of our economy,” Mr Pyne said.
“Mr Ferris is the right person to lead Innovation Australia in developing a more innovative culture. A former Chair of Austrade and for 12 years the Chair of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Bill is a highly respected veteran of venture capital and private equity in Australasia.”
“He has extensive experience in the venture capital field and founded Australia’s first venture capital firm in the 1970s. Bill has been a key adviser as we develop the Innovation and Science Agenda, and will continue to be so as we work to implement it.”
Mr Pyne said the Government had committed to making innovation a key element of its economic agenda and to creating an environment that provides clear pathways and incentives for Australia’s business to innovate.
The other CHAMP founder
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, CHAMP Private Equity
Joe has had a dual career in business and the not-for-profit sector. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of CHAMP Private Equity, the longest established private investment management firm in Australia with AUD$5 billion in institutional mandates, for control investments in Australia and Asia. He has served as President of the Industry Association and has been awarded, together with his Co-Founder, the Inaugural Life Time Achievement Awards by both the Australian and Asian Private Equity Associations. In the not-for-profit sector he has held Government appointments as Chair of the Sydney Opera House Trust, the National Capital Development Authority, the National Film School, the Special Broadcasting Service, and membership of The National Investment Council and Senate of the University of Sydney, where he graduated in Economics.
He is currently Chair of The Conversation Media Group, The Sky Foundation and is a director of Philanthropy Australia and The Observership Program and is on the Australian Committee for Human Rights Watch. He was awarded membership of the Order of Australia in 1993 and made an Officer in 2008 in recognition for services to the community and to the private equity industry. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.
Posted by: Michelle Two | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 09:35 PM
Tim Wilson is the MP in my area, he is the one who initiated the SSM
He is big friends with Turnbull, he has him on his letterhead, I asked Mr Wilson to please take me of his address-list, as I do not want anything relating to Turnbull in my home.
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 09:41 PM
Zen is the other MOU signed by the Chairman that Dan the Man was peeved off about it is an energy and mining company that is from the UK.. and over the world with a name you may recognize Guptna .. it may be a different one than the drug company but they may be related..
Sanjeev’s GFG Alliance, recently completed the acquisition of Australia’s leading integrated mining, recycling, steel manufacturing and steel distribution business, creating a new future for thousands of workers and their communities. The acquisition of the former Arrium businesses, which employ around 6,000 people, builds upon the GFG Alliance’s strong track record of acquisitions and turnarounds in the UK where it is now one of the country’s largest industrial employers with more than 5,000 staff in its Liberty House and SIMEC groups.
So our taxes will go to these companies to deliver renewable energy to meet the Paris agreements..
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and French President Emmanuel Macron today [2 May] witnessed the signing of landmark agreements between leading French and Australian businesses – NEOEN and GFG Alliance – designed to dramatically reduce energy costs to industry in Australia.
On the occasion of President Macron’s visit to Australia, leading French renewable energy producer, NEOEN, and British-Australian renewable energy enterprise, SIMEC ZEN Energy – part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance – signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop, operate and supply renewable energy at a far lower cost than has been achieved before.
As a first step, NEOEN CEO, Xavier Barbaro, and GFG Alliance Executive Chairman, Sanjeev Gupta, signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for SIMEC ZEN Energy to take most of the output from NEOEN’s Numurkah Solar Farm in northwest Victoria. This 100 MW renewable energy project is owned and developed by NEOEN and already supported by a 38 MW Green Certificate Purchase agreement by the Victorian Government. Through its repeated support and innovative approach to renewable energy, the Victorian Government has enabled this project which will deliver even more benefits to Victoria.
Posted by: Michelle Two | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 09:41 PM
Seems absolutely typical of that lot!
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 09:44 PM
Apparently also in Germany and England these turbines are coming to the
end of their lives and have become a huge problem.
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 09:49 PM
Seems as though China has it eye on Australia, I am just reading 'The Silent Invasion' by Clive Hamilton, China's influence in Australia.
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 09:58 PM
Someone else put those two together as well, I read about it, forgotten where.
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 10:00 PM
Have you heard of CEDA another think tank and advisory board for the government ...
It is an old think tank the same souls seem to be the ones pointing Australia to destruction so all these think tanks and research institutions are run by the Globalists and marxists of the world as they travel in networking groups to bring in the agenda.. that makes them all rich but the nation poorer for it..
Dr John Schubert AO is the Chairman of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton plc. He is the former Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a position he held from 2004 until his retirement in 2010.
Dr John Schubert was appointed to the Board of the Commonwealth Bank in 1991 and was Deputy Chairman from 2000 to 2004. He is Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and is a past President of the Business Council of Australia and previous Chairman of G2 Therapies.
From 2000 to 2003, Dr John Schubert was a Director of Hanson, and from 2002 to 2004 he was Chairman of Worley Group. From 1993 to 2000, he was Managing Director and CEO of Pioneer International.
In 1969, Dr John Schubert commenced his career with Esso Australia as a professional engineer on the various oil and gas production facilities for the Bass Strait Field. He held various supervising and management positions with Esso in Australia and overseas before he was appointed Chairman and Managing Director in 1988. He held this position until 1993.
Posted by: Michelle Two | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 10:50 PM
Abbott and Turnbull didn't quite agree on the SBS position back in 2014..
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull lost an internal battle with Prime Minister Tony Abbott over whether businessman Joseph Skrzynski should be appointed to a second term as SBS chairman.
Fairfax Media understands Mr Turnbull lobbied strongly for the investment banker - whose five-year term expires next Wednesday - to remain in the position but was overruled by the Prime Minister's office.
In a statement released on Monday, Mr Turnbull praised Mr Skrzynski as an "outstanding chairman" and said that "SBS is a stronger organisation for his leadership".
Labor leapt upon Mr Skrzynski's departure to demand the Abbott government commit to retaining a merit-based process for ABC and SBS board appointments.
Posted by: Michelle Two | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 11:07 PM
A lot of hiring and firing going on in the deepstate of America at the moment..
Who says sending anti-Trump texts to your girlfriend doesn't pay?
Sure, such texts cost Peter Strzok his 22-year career with the FBI, but they also seem to garner the disgraced former agent a lot of support – enough to raise more than $130,000 for his legal expenses in just 10 hours on a GoFundMe page.
The page, launched Monday by "Friends Of Special Agent Peter Strzok," seeks $150,000 to be "put into a trust dedicated to covering Pete’s hefty – and growing – legal costs and his lost income."
"Peter Strzok, a man who has spent his entire life working to help keep us and our nation safe, has been fired," reads a message on the GoFundMe page. "He needs your help."
The post goes on to say that Strzok has "been the target of highly politicized attacks, including frequent slanderous statements from President Trump, who actively – and apparently successfully – pressured FBI officials to fire Pete."
It also says his firing did not follow the FBI’s "normal and independent process" because it overruled "the decision of the career professionals in the FBI’s disciplinary division."
Posted by: Michelle Two | Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 11:42 PM
Loathe and despise treacherous Turnbull. Will never vote for him. Never. And can’t vote for Shorten. My precious vote will go to the donkey for the first time in my adult life. Sad
Posted by: Gorillaguerilla | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 12:36 AM
He is just another elite! Or, is that Crown of Thorns Starfish that plagues the reef periodically. He is like a leech that won't let go.
Posted by: Truth_Will_Out | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 03:50 AM
I'll just cast my usual 'informal' vote! I won't support a corrupt voting system.
Posted by: Truth_Will_Out | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 04:00 AM
Will Pauline Or Cory throw in with The Paris Neg . THAT is the Question . 👺👺👺
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 07:05 AM
They already have the one time Australian port of DARWONG ! 🦊🦊🦊
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 07:09 AM
Turncoat the Starfish that Ate the Liberal Party 🎉 🤧🤧🤧
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 07:11 AM
Well,for a start he isn't a Politician and is there-for not a"Professional Liar"
Posted by: clivehoskin | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 09:08 AM
Every voter controls where your preferences goes.When YOU number every box on the ballot paper,YOU are directing just WHERE your votes are allocated.NOT the parties...
Posted by: clivehoskin | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 09:33 AM
And when you vote"Donkey"THEY win,regardless.
Posted by: clivehoskin | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 09:37 AM
I see that Shorten has now asked the Australian Charities Commission to investigate this spend by the Foundation.
The CEO will probably use the same excuse as the CEO of Hostplus. You have to spend money on entertainment to retain the employers so they make Hostplus the default super. The Foundation might say you have to spend money to encourage the big companies to donate to the Foundation and for the researchers to come on board to find a solution for the Great Barrier Reef's problems. Perhaps it was a "brainstorming" weekend and the boardroom of the Foundation just didn't cut it. How the other half operate on others' money!
Posted by: seeker of truth | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 09:37 AM
Not much hope of that, from "The Price Gougers" & "The Profiteers" + there are quite a few other "Outfits" also in on the Band-Wagon too,......(probably all hooked on "The Subsidies").
"Very Clever" Planning ! from "Our" (so-called) "Political Elite" in Suits) !
& the Poor Old "Sheeple" shorn & fleeced yet again !
Posted by: Grey Coat | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 09:59 AM
Here's a good article on the disposal of old and inefficient wind turbines in Germany. The big problem is that the blades cannot be recycled because of the composition of the blades. They have to be buried in land fill or incinerated. EU waste disposal regulations are strict and want another solution. They are looking for new technology to find a solution.
Operators installing wind turbines now have to submit a plan for their disposal in 20-30 years time. The blades are now of a different composition but still a problem.
Even though the older wind turbines which are smaller and less efficient are being dismantled, they are being replaced on many of the original sites with larger and more efficient turbines because the infrastructure is there including the concrete base that goes down some 30 metres, and because the permits still exist. The owners/operators are trying to sell off the old wind turbines to the poorer Eastern European countries, Asian and Latin American countries, thereby passing their eventual disposal problems to countries that don't have strong environmental regulations. These countries are also buying a pup in view of the rapid advances in wind turbine technology with greatr energy output by modern turbines.
Posted by: seeker of truth | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 10:07 AM
"WEEDS" ! You bet .....&,
You forgot to mention the,(more)than quite a few of the rusted-on & pathetic brainless "Party Hacks" who lack even the very slightest clue or even a modicum of common-sense... & must surely have have an IQ of about 14 above a Rock !
Posted by: "The Global Serf" | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 10:10 AM
2 serenity 747,
Yep,.. & Gee ! what a big surprise "Paris" ahead .
...anyone Smell a Rat ?
How about a massive campaign by a lot of (The Immobilised & Comatose ones) , who are now paying exorbitant bills, to get off their ass & a lot of People simply ring your "Sitting Members/Senators"
(how apt !) & demand them to call a complete halt to all this
"Greeny-Inspired" & cow-towing grovel & absolute "Climate Lunacy"
(that is wrecking the place) & strongly demand that
The Government immediately start building Hi-Tech Coal Fired Power Stations.. ASAP ! (& ignore all "the piggy squeals" of protest )
(if not, or you get no reply then... NO Vote !
Haven't got the time, or couldn't be bothered ? (or perhaps couldn't give a stuff) ?
Well,....then,.. just suck it up & Enjoy !
Your Choice !
Posted by: Grey Coat | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 11:28 AM
I recently changed my electricity provider. I have now received a cold call from my previous provider offering a 25% discount. They, yes I was transferred several times, were not able to answer my question of, "Why have they been gouging me by 25% for the past 10 years or so."
There is no such thing as competitive pricing for an essential service provided by a monopoly. Price fixing oligopolies are no better.
They only way to reduce the retail price is to reduce demand or increase availability.
Time for the government to build an effective, efficient power station and set the price to recover costs. If they build this station at the old powerhouse museum site, it won't endanger any yellow skinned snatchgrabbers the greenies are worried about.
This new power station should have the same subsidy as all the other producers have enjoyed this century.
Posted by: Extreme Centrist | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 04:45 PM
One way "THEY" don't win, regardless......, is to put the sitting
Member/Senator (regardless of Party or affiliation) Dead Last on the Ticket & dump the whole lot of these freeloading rotters who are responsible for grinding the place into the ground.... & start again !
Your Choice !
Posted by: Ol, Ted | Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 07:16 PM