Head slap: Coalition climate policy "racist" – Combet

Idiot. No other word, sorry.

No matter how low Labor sink in their smears of anyone that disagrees with their deceitful carbon tax, they still manage to amaze by pulling a real shocker out of the bag:

Federal Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has accused Opposition Leader Tony Abbott of having a racist climate change policy.

Mr Abbott has warned that Australian businesses buying carbon permits under an emissions trading scheme could be conned by unscrupulous international traders.

Mr Combet described Mr Abbott’s position as “economic xenophobia” in an address to the National Press Club.

“It sends the signal that it’s somehow dubious to trade with foreigners. It’s typical dog-whistle politics, trashing the commitment that’s existed for many years on both sides of politics to economic liberalisation and open trade,” he said.

“It is in effect a white carbon policy designed to harvest more votes no matter what the cost.” (source)

Greg, you are a copper-bottomed idiot, I’m afraid [and no, that isn’t an ad hom, because it is conclusion drawn from a statement which any rational person would consider utterly and completely insane – Ed]. The small facts that (a) the biggest carbon trading market, namely that in the EU, is mired in fraud and corruption, and (b) as part of the carbon tax package we will be sending billions of dollars to dodgy third world dictatorships to purchase “carbon credits” in order to meet hopelessly unattainable emissions reduction targets, seem to have somehow escaped him.

Face-palm. But I guess we should be pleased that Combet is so desperate he has descended to this level.


  1. Risk Rarius via Facebook says:

    Combat has been chewing his thermometer, he’s as mad as a hatter

  2. Risk Rarius via Facebook says:

    Lets hope he jumps out a third story window, he’s late for a very important date with reality

  3. Irina Rakov via Facebook says:

    Gee-wizz! He learned to bullshit so well from his commie mentors! I’m having a Deja vu! Am I in Moscow, around 1975? I suppose next they will start building Gulags in the desert?

  4. What’s worse, a racist climate change policy or a climate change policy that most Australians don’t want, did not vote for, were lied to about getting, are treated like thugs and imbesiles who disagree with it and are having it rammed down their throats?
    Not to mention, but I will … will do nothing for the environment, will have no effect on the Earths temperatures and will make our economy less competitive. I think Combet is becoming delusional.

  5. What a tool.

  6. Sharon Knapik via Facebook says:

    You Aussies are going to have to do what we Yanks are doing: let folks know the ‘racisssst card’ is overdrawn and will no longer be honored.

  7. What an absolute dickhead!

  8. Bring it on I say. Trash talk like that means Labor is shitting itself. And with good cause 🙂

  9. Greg, Juliar, Wayne and Bob all live in Bankworld

  10. So Combet trusts these fraudulent EU traders like he trusts the consensus? What a shock.

  11. Little wonder no one can convince Combet that his climate change thermometer is spectacularly shoved up the wrong orifice !

  12. David Gregson via Facebook says:

    Sounds like they’re still licking the boots of the Greens.

  13. Jane Cory via Facebook says:


  14. I wonder what part of 27% he doesn’t understand.

    • Is Combet really trying to tell us that paying some Euro carbon trader for the right to burn our own coal is sensible idea?Now thats a hard one to sell.Better get Albanese onto it right away.

  15. Agree with Sharon. Conservatives need to stop getting scared when those tossers use the “r” word. By reacting to the taunts we give the term power.

  16. David Davidovics says:

    As usual, all thats needed for these kooks is to let them hang themselves. It sure sounds to me like warmists all over the world are getting desperate. The movement has been in slow decline ever since climategate but they’re in “denial” if you can pardon the term…..

  17. Cathy Myors via Facebook says:

    What? LOL! He’s got to be joking!

  18. “Economic xenophobia” !!? I suppose Combet recommends buying carbon at 5 cents a ton on the Chicago Climate Exchange and selling it here for $23 a ton ?

  19. Gees, aren’t they the ones slapping a tax on Carbon.. which is BLACK !!!

  20. In his desperation to smear the opposition, Combet isn’t able to engage his brain before putting his mouth into gear. What he is saying is: We have very smart people in Australia who could con us just as well as someone from some other country.

  21. Uhavitbad says:

    How’s the, “economic liberalisation and open trade,” with North Korea, Burma, Iran, and the Congo going.
    No dubious foreigners, Ha!

  22. It’s the good old Labor tactic – when you are losing the football game you take out the player.

  23. The Department of Climate Change were instructed by Penny Wong back in February 2010 to prepare a brief about Hunt’s Climate Change Policy.

    They said: “We have scaled the current implicit carbon cost of GGAS for inflation to arrive at a conservative effective estimated purchase price of $50 per tonne in 2020.”

    Now the DCC & Combet are saying it will be $29 per tonne in 2020 but are still using the $50 per tonne figure to discredit the Opposition.

    They also say “It is also supported by analysis based on McKinsey data and a reality check against estimates in the DCC projections and Treasury modelling. Past economic modelling of domestic action has suggested that, without use of international permits, Australian carbon prices would be significantly higher than the price we have used in calculations. Hence we are confident the above analysis is conservative”.

    With respect to the statement on “international permits” once again we have failed to see Treasury or DCC get modelling right!

  24. Obviously that means the mining tax is also racist. The justification Bob Brown gives at any drop of the hat is ‘because these companies are foreign owned’.

    Which one is it Greg? Are both policies racist? Is your government racist for not wanting foreigners to own Australian resources?

    You don’t need to be a genius to see that buying billions of dollars worth of electronic ‘certificates’ from countries that rank high for corruption is an idiotic plan. I suppose he thinks it will all turn out OK because the UN has a committee overlooking it?

    He’s either hopelessly naive or hopelessly compromised to have to lie like this. Sadly, I suggest it’s the 2nd.

  25. Sling Blade says:

    I think this dude’s already had about a dozen head-slaps too many.

  26. Bob in Castlemaine says:

    Used to vote for these clowns once. That was when, on balance, they represented the average worker.
    They really need to do an enforced penance, maybe twenty years in the wilderness will help some of them realise that Australians won’t tolerate being lied to by a bunch of blatant political opportunists.

  27. dirty politics on the move here , giving the go ahead to monitor emails , censoring mainstream media , employing carbon cops with the authority to ‘ deputise ‘ any shonky jonny citizen to enter any industry & walk away with any company records -photographing whatever they wish
    ( incidentally , did anyone see the SBS doco on hitler sunday afternoon ? he hire his SS that had the same deputizing authority )

    if we give them enough rope they’ll hang themselves ,,, but it may be too late for us 😦

    did anyone read the sun herald today ? there was another slur by jill singer aimed at us ‘ deniers ‘ .

  28. Bryan Harris says:

    Federal Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has accused Opposition Leader Tony Abbott of having a racist climate change policy.

    Labour always falls back on what it does best, which is slander, spin and lies, when things get hard.

    They have no integrity so they feel they can say anything they want to against anybody who opposes them.

    What is so bad about all of this is that so many cannot see that labour are “dogmatic idiots who only know how to succumb to the enevitable death (socialist think) of a nation”. They’re just trying to speed up the process to finish us all off, for if we were surviving better that would be against their death-wish.

  29. mike williams says:

    This is so FUNNY.Not even the CAGW trolls are not even going to defend that one.Just joking.


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