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Cheers! Australian government scraps Climate Commission: ‘Pushing ahead with its plan to scrap government bodies associated with Labor’s carbon pricing scheme and climate change policy’

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Australian government scraps Climate Commission

http://joannenova.com.au/2013/09/australian-government-scraps-climate-commission/

Tony Abbott was sworn in yesterday. Today Greg Hunt rang Tim Flannery to tell him the commission is closed. BREAKING:  The Abbott Government has abolished the Climate Commission, pushing ahead with its plan to scrap government bodies associated with Labor’s carbon pricing scheme and climate change policy. The commission was set up under then prime minister Julia Gillard in February 2011 as an independent body “to provide reliable and authoritative” information on climate change. Emma Thompson reports on this from the ABC. As a fan of big-government she allows Flannery to say the commission was independent and apolitical, despite it being completely dependent on government funds, not just to run, but to carry out it’s plans. And despite the fact that the commission omitted every inconvenient fact it wanted too, presenting a continuously one-sided story that served its own political agenda. Tim Flannery speaks plain unvarnished untruths: “”We’ve stayed out of the politics and stuck to the facts,” he said.” “As a result we’ve developed a reputation as a reliable apolitical source of facts on all aspects of climate change. “I believe that Australians have a right to know – a right to authoritative, independent and accurate information on climate […]Rating: 10.0/10 (10 votes cast)

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