The hopelessly politicised Climate Commission, the function of which was apparently to spin government propaganda as “science”, is to be abolished, along with a raft of other pointless climate organisations.
Here’s how ACM reported some of the worst Climate Commission excesses:
- Climate Commission’s unceasing alarmism and spin [May 2012]
- Climate Commission’s propaganda ‘a call to arms’ [August 2012]
- Climate Commission’s ‘manufactured drivel’ [September 2012]
- Climate Commission’s emotive alarmist blackmail [June 2013]
- Climate Commission’s latest report slammed as ‘environmental activism’ [June 2013]
- Go here to see the full ACM archive.
Time for Tim Flannery and Will Steffen to pack their bags and ship out. The party’s over, as The Australian reports:
PUBLIC servants are drawing up plans to collapse 33 climate change schemes run by seven departments and eight agencies into just three bodies run by two departments under a substantial rewrite of the administration of carbon abatement schemes under the Coalition.
Coalition climate action spokesman Greg Hunt briefed public servants on the dramatic restructure of the federal climate change bureaucracy before the election was called and yesterday confirmed the Coalition was committed to proceeding with the plan.
Under the simplification, the Department of the Environment and the Department of Resources and Energy will run all of the climate change programs under the Coalition’s direct-action program.
The move is forecast to save the government tens of millions of dollars. The Coalition budgeted for savings of $7 million this financial year rising to $13m in each of the next three years for a saving of $45m across the budget period.
The changes will see all carbon abatement schemes run by three bodies: the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which will be overseen by the Department of Resources and Energy; and the Clean Energy Regulator and Low Carbon Australia, which will be run by the Department of the Environment.
The Climate Change Authority, which sets emissions caps, the Climate Commission, which has conducted research into climate change, and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which funds renewable technologies, are all slated to be abolished under the plans. (source)
At last, the Green madness is being unwound. Australians should breathe a heavy sigh of relief.