SA Labor's "pact with the Devil"

Feel those preferences flow…

According to Kevin Rudd, climate change is the greatest moral challenge since the Big Bang (or something), but obviously his mates in South Australia don’t worry about that when their electoral future is at stake. Massive Hypocrisy Alert as SA Labor directs preferences to … (drum roll please) … the Climate Sceptics Party:

South Australian federal Liberal MP Jamie Briggs said he was amazed that Premier Mike Rann would sanction such a deal when his friend Kevin Rudd had declared that he viewed climate change as the greatest moral challenge of our time.

The sceptics’ lead candidate in its bid for a seat in the state Legislative Council, Nathan Ashby, says the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been shown to be untrustworthy and produced conclusions based on fraudulent science.

“It seems to be a very desperate move from the Premier to be preferencing the climate sceptics ahead of the Liberal Party when his very good friend the Prime Minister has stressed the danger Australia faces from climate change,” Mr Briggs said.

“You would have thought that if Mike Rann were really concerned about this issue he would have put them last. I couldn’t believe they’ve done that given all the hype we’ve heard from the PM on this issue. It seems extraordinary.”

It sure does. But not when you stop to consider what Labor actually stands for: nothing. As has been said on these pages before, Labor has no principles whatsoever. It is a principle vacuum. It’s just a weathervane, twisting here and there, helplessly following the winds of public opinion, and desperate to stay in power at any cost.

Read it here.


  1. McHarris says:

    The discussion paper, published — but not distributed — on Dec. 14, 2009, assumes that the goal of the green economic transformation is the same as that of the ill-fated Copenhagen conference: a 50 percent reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. That, the paper says, will require a staggering $45 trillion dollar to accomplish — much of it in transfers from rich nations to poorer ones.

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