For yonks they waged a war on coal
And painted miners black;
They threw explorers on the dole
And shut the gates outback.

The land was closed to oil and gas
And nukes were always banned;
While wind and sun got all the brass
And uglified the land.

Poles and turbines all in ranks
Sprouted on the hills;
The carbon credits pleased the banks
And households got the bills.

Then all the factories fled offshore
As puny power flickered;
More jobs were lost for evermore
As politicians dickered.

Then one still night the lights went out
And blackouts stalked the land;
The pollies quickly turned about
And Greens were spurned and banned.

(Art by Steve Hunter)
 

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This article appeared in the Rockhampton morning Bulletin on 22.12.09. This is an excellent piece for anybody who needs to be educated about Australia’s Coal driven power houses. Terry is now retired and is in excellent health at age 69. Nobody paid him to write the article which was, (to their credit), published by the local press. Written By Terence Cardwell The Editor The Morning Bulletin. I have sat by for a number of years frustrated at the rubbish being put forth about carbon dioxide emissions, thermal coal fired power stations and renewable energy and the ridiculous Emissions Trading Scheme.… Read more »

GregDeane
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GregDeane

Alternating couplets, with an octameter followed by a hexameter; also grimly amusing. Unfortunately it is ruined by the false hope at the end.

Bwana Neusi
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Bwana Neusi

Brilliant! Absolutely Brilliant.

chumo
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chumo

There has been a good job done of hijacking the legitimate concerns of country people about fracking . Green interests have managed to turn this movement into an AGW painted front. This is not peculiar to Oz either. There is only one way to fix our gas shortage , nationalise some.

KiwiPete
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KiwiPete

Onya Viv! Please come over to NZ, when we have a government, and spread the word.

TonyH
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TonyH

The Greens run out of town!! Now there is something I would love to see!

TonyH
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TonyH

Mark Riley lie! He has always twisted the words of Abbott to suit his Socialist Agenda, remember the ‘Shit happens

Elsa
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Elsa

Are the farmers who have had gas wells installed on their properties getting paid anything ?

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

I remember how angry I was when Tony was knifed because I knew he was going to demand a 3 year “get out” clause from the Paris Agreement if we found it unsatisfactory.Steven Harper, the Cnadian MP was going to demand the same, so they got rid of him too by corruption at the ballot box.Lord Monckton foretold it.

ejada
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ejada

Very good Viv.

BikinisnotBurkas
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BikinisnotBurkas

This was started by Whitlam and the Lima declaration!

1946Hunter
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1946Hunter

Women unionists are by far the worst work place bullies particularly to any other straight females.

ApplePie
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ApplePie

Bishop and the Turd are up the creek without a paddle on this and are grasping at anything (including pumping water up hill so they can watch it run down again) and blaming anyone and everyone. Bottom line is that Turd is a Global Warmer and their aim was to make power so expensive that we stopped using fossil fuel. He’s got his wish and now he’s got the problem to fix.

cliveh
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cliveh

Tony Abbott had nothing to do with the Paris gab fest.He was gone a couple of months before,just as Lord Monckton had predicted 6 months before that.

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

Most of the ones that I have met that are career Public Serpents are one. What a small minded , mean bunch of backstabbers they can be. Other women are their primary victims.

Carlos
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Carlos

To get promotion in the Public Service “You either have to be onr, or have one!’

buraq2
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buraq2

Signed early am.

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

Rin..what hope have we got? It doesn’t matter what we say, the government just go ahead and do what they want.

Pablo
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Pablo

It is an easy cop-out for Politicians and the Media to blame Terrorism events on people with Mental Health issues….. After all it is a forgone conclusion…To believe in the Terror infused Cult of Islam, the first prerequisite is to believe in the Qur’an…The teachings of the Qur’an will invariably turn them into a Lunatics given time…..There are 1.7 Billion Islamic Lone Wolves, all capable of morphing without warning into Terror fueled killing machines…..This is what your government is funding and are importing to walk among your children…..It is nothing short of State Sanctioned Genocide to unleash this Cancer upon… Read more »

ShadowChaser
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ShadowChaser

Tony Abbott’s speech on climate change has done more harm than good – Malcolm Turnbull.

ShadowChaser
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ShadowChaser

Same can be said about men.

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

Hunter, just a cartoon with a bunch of mussies at a stoning deciding what the best quality of rock to throw

ShadowChaser
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ShadowChaser

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/10/13/abbotts-views-matter-him-pm Malcolm Turnbull has left it up to Tony Abbott to explain whether his views on climate change are inconsistent or not, insisting it’s a matter for him. Malcolm Turnbull says it’s up to Tony Abbott to explain his changing opinions on climate change, noting his own stance on the issue has been consistent. The prime minister said a number of views Mr Abbott aired in a speech to climate sceptics in London this week were “quite different” to those he expressed when leader. While he understood the interest, he wouldn’t say if he was baffled by the turnaround. “It… Read more »

vecchio
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vecchio

Weinstein should publish a list of the birds who “came across” in order to further their careers!
Sleeping the way to success was/is not unknown.

vecchio
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vecchio

HH All of that and confused progeny! What a great World.

Happy42
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Happy42

Joolia getting her payback for her (our, the taxpayer!) 20 million dollar gift to Adelaide Uni. They’ve given her an honorary doctorate “in recognition of her achievements as PM and her work for Beyond Blue”. Her “achievements” as PM I won’t comment on, but recognition with a *** honorary doctorate for her work with Beyond Blue? How long has she been in that gig? Five minutes? That ‘recognition’ almost puts the Nobel Prize for Barak Obama six weeks after he became President of the USA for his ‘achievements” as POTUS in the shade. It also totally devalues such honors. A… Read more »

vecchio
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vecchio

The reason we are so divided is because the political “leadership” is as weak as piss, all of it!
More self interest than management from the LNP and a crazy green/socialist presentation from Labor.

Pablo
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Pablo

Larry’s Poll

My preferred PM? pretty well tells the story about Turbulls Liberal/Labour party…..and it’s future….

vecchio
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vecchio

Viv, As good as it gets!

stringybark
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The inner city councils in Melbourne who refuse to celebrate Australia Day ignore the history of their own areas and disrespect the veterans from their districts who made such a contribution to the war effort. Hundreds of young working class men from places like Preston and Northcote flocked to the army base at Broadmeadows to enlist. Many ended up in the 8th Division which had a hard run of it. An entire Salvation Army band from Preston enlisted and ended up in Rabaul. The battalions that were sent to the disasters at Ambon and Rabaul had men from the area… Read more »

Minkers
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Minkers

Right, Viv.

MaclomTrudbull
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MaclomTrudbull

Fellas, it worked for the Romans until the wheels fell of but now look at them, Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, Maseratis, Ducati’s. Imagine how good this place is going to be, in 2000 years.

phantom1
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phantom1

well most of what you say is the way i see it
but
the coal seem gas needs the gate locked
our resources making money for offshore shonky kunts

are we going to eat all food from china
drink bottled water from china because we fouled our water.

turncoats gas bullshit is smoking mirrors.

who was the idiot that has us paying world p/p

just like our oil
signed away by the other como kunt fraser

Minkers
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Minkers

So true – particularly the ‘moronic’ population which has been dumbed down by Marxist universities; the ABC; the cult of the celebrity; pathetic movies; insidious brainwashing and no REAL education.

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

Rinaldo, you have summed it up precisely.The writing is on the wall, shouting at us but most people still don’t see it.

cinerama
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cinerama

Over the years they have slowly removed “bubblers” yep corporations rule the world

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

Beautiful, Viv. I pray that that is what will happen…the greens are abolished.

mots
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mots

Ltec, we dodged a bullet there, unfortunately it’s circled the earth and reappeared.

cinerama
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cinerama

Two world wars, post www2 immigration and brain washing sport has lowered the average Australian brain power.
I fear things will get much worse before they hopefully improve.

pelican
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pelican

MSM..silent…celebrating Earth Hour instead..a candle light vigil for the death of civilisation…

MaclomTrudbull
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MaclomTrudbull

Cass, it will all find a natural balance when AIDS and syphilis wipes out the under 30’s and the survivors find they can’t afford to live. Give it 10 years.

ShadowChaser
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ShadowChaser

Despite the barbs thrown at Donald Trump, from every quarter, despite the Democrats bemoaning that ‘we were robbed at the last election, despite hurricanes, drought and flooding rains –

– The lowest employment rate in the USA in 43 years has been recorded under Donald Trump – Harley Carnes.

– Donald Trump has signed an ‘executive’ which weakens the Obamacare law.

MaclomTrudbull
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MaclomTrudbull

The Canadian just released by the taliban in Pakistan needs to stay there along with his muslim loving Yank wife. “The senior US official said Joshua Boyle refused to board a US military C-130 bound for the US because “he thinks he will face law enforcement and possible arrest,” though there is no indication at this time that he will face arrest. The official said there are some questions surrounding his past. Boyle was previously married to the sister of Omar Kadhr, a Canadian citizen who was imprisoned for 10 years at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,… Read more »

pelican
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pelican

timer..yes fair point..my point is that Howard did all the front running…..and BK…the only impressive element of Kyoto was the scale of the lies…and the bizarre solutions (of which in fact there were none)…..

ShadowChaser
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ShadowChaser

Gunmen open fire in a mini-market in Sweden. Several seriously injured.

ShadowChaser
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ShadowChaser

Saw Jennifer Lawrence going off at the mouth saying it’s because Donald Trump got elected that climate change is happening (hurricanes etc). She said it was Nature’s punishment because he doesn’t believe in ‘climate change’. Clueless Clooney is another who likes to peddle lies.

Tony Abbott called climate change ‘crap’, now I know why all the dunderheads attack him….it’s his fault!!!