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BludgerTrack: 53.3-46.7 to Labor

The BludgerTrack poll aggregate continues to record incremental movement to Labor on two-party preferred, and One Nation on the primary vote.

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The return of Newspoll, along with the usual weekly result from Essential Research, has docked both major parties slightly on the primary vote, with One Nation continuing to go onward and upward. The difference on two-party preferred is slightly in favour of Labor, who also pick up one in Queensland on the seat projection. Leadership ratings from Newspoll send both leaders downward on net satisfaction, with no change on preferred prime minister.

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  1. frednk

    The Liberals caught out. It was not a case of stupid ignorance but a deliberate miss-representation of the facts:
    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/pm-and-ministers-were-told-wind-not-to-blame-for-sa-blackout-20170212-guaxf0.html

  2. Darn

    Good to see Labor now on a projected 82 seats, just one short of what Rudd achieved in 2007.

    The only concern I have (and it’s a big one) is how the now very substantial PHON vote is going to play out at the next election. No-one seems to know.

  3. adrian

    ‘The Liberals caught out. It was not a case of stupid ignorance but a deliberate miss-representation of the facts’

    As the ABC was the news organisation pushing this line the hardest, presumably on the government’s behalf, it will be of passing interest if they cover this story at all, or totally ignore it.

  4. poroti

    Adrian

    Yes who can forget Uhlmann’s effort ?

    Uhlmann has publicly blamed wind energy for the recent blackout in South Australia.
    One of the most predictable reactions to the unprecedented blackout in South Australia on Wednesday was that wind energy and renewables would be blamed.

    What was not expected is how the ABC would lead that charge.

    Just an hour after the lights went out across the state of South Australia on Wednesday afternoon, ABC chief political correspondent Chris Uhlmann was on TV leaving viewers in no doubt about what he thought was the cause of the blackout: wind energy.

    https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/09/29/chris-uhlmanns-rant-against-wind-energy/

  5. phoenixRED

    Elijah Cummings Asks The One Question That Could Bring Down Trump As White House Crisis Grows

    Rep Cummings asked the key question. Did Trump direct Flynn to talk to the Russians? What did the president know, and when did he know it?

    Russia has always been the dark cloud over Trump’s presidency. Every top member of his administration has now been dragged into the scandal by publicly making false statements about Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador.

    Republicans in Congress have no stomach for Trump’s cozying up to Russia, and if there is one issue that is capable of inspiring a bipartisan Congressional investigation, it is Trump’s potential collusion with Russia.

    The Russia scandal has been a steady drip, drip, drip of information that the Trump administration has been unable to stop. All of those little drips of info are combining to form a tidal wave that will have the power to sweep Trump and the Republican Party out of power.

    Elected officials are asking the right questions. The next step is getting the answers.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/12/elijah-cummings-asks-question-bring-trump-white-house-crisis-grows.html

  6. Socrates

    Morning all. So now the truth comes out. Malcolm Turnbull knew that wind power was not to blame for the SA power blackout. He lied when he said otherwise.
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/pm-and-ministers-were-told-wind-not-to-blame-for-sa-blackout-20170212-guaxf0.html

    Good on Fairfax for investigating and doing the FOI. Shame on Turnbull. He owes Jay Weatherall an apology. Did he also mislead parliament? He should resign.

    Between this and Scott Morrison taking lumps of coal into parliament, and promises of “Clean Coal”, they have jumped the shark. This government has given up on the national interest. It has sold out to a few mining billionaires who bankroll its election, in order to prop up a dying industry. It will throw billions in publicly owned clean energy funds down the drain to do it.

  7. phoenixRED

    Thus Spake Mungo: Bye bye Bernardi

    In less exciting times, many in the Liberal Party – probably most – would have viewed the defection of Cory Bernardi with more relief than dismay. Understandably, they regard the South Australian senator as a royal (or at least monarchist) pain in the arse.

    Apart from the nuttiness of his ideas, the man has been serially disruptive and distracting, regularly undermining and sniping at his leader, constantly demanding, hectoring and threatening to leave if he is not to be appeased (which, under the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull, has been the unvarying response).

    Bernardi is not, to put it mildly, a team player. Few will regret the fact that he has jumped off the boat. Good riddance.

    On Wednesday, the prime minister finally unleashed his political animal – indeed, his political wild beast. Apparently triggered by Bill Shorten’s taunts about being out of touch and the line about Mr Harbourside Mansion (the insult coined by Tony Abbott’s fierce political warrior Peta Credlin), Turnbull hit back with all guns blazing.

    All the evidence is that while parliamentary brawling may gee up the troops and can be a somewhat guilty pleasure for the masses, in the end the voters are not impressed: they would actually prefer a bit more gravitas, and (dare one say it?) a vision for the future. The great parliamentary brawlers, Keating, Latham and Abbott all gained a sugar hit in the short term, but in the end they were resented and discarded.

    But perhaps Malcolm Turnbull is simply taking his cue from Cory Bernardi: who cares about the bloody voters. It’s all about me, me, me!

    MORE : http://www.echo.net.au/2017/02/thus-spake-mungo-bye-bye-bernardi/

  8. Jaeger

    Further to my comment above, it also means this:

    That if the file itself is 8 MB, I am going to use up 10 MB of data from my ISP in uploading or downloading it.

    Which is one of the reasons that too much bandwidth is never enough.

    However there is the added complication of ZIP files commonly used in email attachments, which compress the data to some extent.

    Email attachments generally use base64 encoding, which packs three bytes of binary data into four ASCII characters. So a 3MB image will use 4MB of email text (plus a bit of overhead.)

    The 10 bits per byte rule of thumb dates back to RS232 serial days (e.g. “modems”.) Every 8 bits of data sent over the wire typically had a start and a stop bit added. Cue the complaints about data throughput (bytes/s) vs. link speed (bits/s)…

  9. Socrates

    In fact Joyce, Frydenberg and Turnbull all lied about the blackout. They should all resign.
    “Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce led a chorus from Canberra about the state Labor government’s “unrealistic” energy policies and was quickly joined by other senior ministers including Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg and Mr Turnbull.”

  10. guytaur

    Good Morning

    State LNP joining their Federal colleagues is not going to help with the truth being addressed by the media.

    Finally what the public has known for some time. You don’t blame renewables for the tornados resulting from climate change doing the damage. It still amazes me that anyone thought you could get away with blaming wind power when we all saw the photos of the towers destroyed.

  11. lizzie

    In a piece with many, many good quotes, this was the point in Shorten’s defence which stood out for me, as I remembered it from the time of the “interrogation”.

    Essentially, Turnbull’s case is that he’s Prime Minister because, unlike the Opposition leader, he’s a better class of person.

    Yet it’s a no win situation. Keane also notes that after decades of berating union leaders for being anti-business and being unwilling to work cooperatively with bosses, suddenly Shorten is fair game for being too close to corporate leaders. Yet none of this matters to the parliamentary party whose blood-lust is up.

    https://theaimn.com/turnbull-stoops-personal-abuse-government-plays-coal-disgraceful-week/

  12. lizzie

    Hey, BK, over here…

  13. guytaur

    lizzie

    I hope BK is not locked out again.

  14. guytaur

    Socrates

    Should is the word. Decent people would not have lied to protect the money of fossil fuel corporations at their grandchildren’s expense.

  15. shiftaling

    Bernardi may have chosen just the right moment to distance himself from the Liberals – but only if he has the nous to capitalise on growing anger at them to harvest their supporters on the right

  16. guytaur

    Mr Shorten’s reaction

    billshortenmp: Unbelievable. twitter.com/politicsfairfa…

  17. don

    jaeger @ #8 Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Further to my comment above, it also means this:
    That if the file itself is 8 MB, I am going to use up 10 MB of data from my ISP in uploading or downloading it.
    Which is one of the reasons that too much bandwidth is never enough.
    However there is the added complication of ZIP files commonly used in email attachments, which compress the data to some extent.

    Email attachments generally use base64 encoding, which packs three bytes of binary data into four ASCII characters. So a 3MB image will use 4MB of email text (plus a bit of overhead.)
    The 10 bits per byte rule of thumb dates back to RS232 serial days (e.g. “modems”.) Every 8 bits of data sent over the wire typically had a start and a stop bit added. Cue the complaints about data throughput (bytes/s) vs. link speed (bits/s)…

    Thanks Jaeger.

    So it just keeps getting worse! That’s progress for you, I guess.

    The 10 bits per byte dates back for me to pre-internet days, when I was trying to keep two side by side computer rooms in a school running on a LAN.

    I vaguely remember a techie who was installing a new system proudly saying that we had 10 megabits/second now on the local wired network.

  18. lizzie

    Guytaur

    BK hasn’t been locked out, he’s been caught out by William, again. 😉

  19. guytaur

    Lizzie

    Ah the games continue. 🙂

  20. Socrates

    Guytaur
    Yes the illusion of decency is well and trully blown for Turnbull. This is Turnbull’s “truth overboard” moment. He is no better than Abbott, merely more articulate.

    Poroti
    You are correct, the ABC and Uhlman also have to answer over this. What was the source Uhlman was using to base his claims on? If no source, he was not reporting, but inventing news. The consistent pattern of statements between Uhlman, Turnbull, Joyce and Frudenberg suggests some degree of collusion.

    If the ABC is to be true to its charter, Uhlman should resign. A complaint about his behaviour should be made, as well as asking on what basis he did his “reporting”.

  21. guytaur

    All the spinning by the LNP is not going to hide the reality when Premier Weatheril announces his moves to secure South Australia’s supply today.

    I expect some prominent mention of the lying about renewable in the presser.

  22. ajm

    guytaur @ #16 Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Mr Shorten’s reaction
    billshortenmp: Unbelievable. twitter.com/politicsfairfa…

    Perfect nuance from Shorten

  23. Socrates

    In some happier news, Germany is not lurching to the far right. Their new centre-left president got 75% of the vote.
    “A centre-left politician who once characterised Donald Trump as a “hate preacher” has been elected president of Germany.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/12/frank-walter-steinmeier-elected-germany-president-donald-trump-critic-

    The Chancellor election is still months away, but on these numbers the far right can forget about it. Have a good day all.

  24. C@tmomma

    El Guapo and Dave,
    You want a simple but effective message that Labor can tell about the Liberal’s Renewable Energy lies?

    Well, how about this (and in light of the revelation about Coalition complicity in SA Blackout lies):

    ‘The Coalition are telling howlers about Wind Power.’

    Simple. To the point about the Coalition, and uses a word that has a dual meaning and an intimate and classical link to Wind. Easy to remember and resonates well in people’s minds. 🙂

  25. lizzie

    ABC Current Affairs ‏@amworldtodaypm · 2m2 minutes ago

    .@BCAcomau CEO Jennifer Westacott says the politics must be taken out of energy and climate change policy

    Tell that to Malcom & his crew.

  26. lizzie

    OMG

    AshGhebranious ‏@AshGhebranious · 1h1 hour ago
    Steve Ciobo is on TV actually saying that we cant be allowed to see cheap renewable power make coal uncompetitive #breakfastnews #auspol

  27. guytaur

    Lizzie

    The good thing about the Business Council joining with the environmentalists on this is that fossil fuel is losing its grip on the business lobby.

    About bloody time!

  28. antonbruckner11

    I’m too lazy to check, but I don’t think that state govts in Australia has the same requirement (in the federal constitution) to only acquire property on just terms. Theoretically, they can just re-nationalise without compensation (leaving aside legislation for the compulsory acquisition of land, etc etc). Anyone know?

  29. BK

    William got me again!

    Good morning Dawn Patrollers.

    Here’s the latest contribution from Urban Wronski that gets right into the week’s disastrous performance by the government.
    https://urbanwronski.com/2017/02/12/turnbull-government-reveals-a-lump-of-coal-at-its-heart-in-a-disgraceful-week-of-name-calling/
    Ross Gittins writes that Reserve Bank governor Dr Philip Lowe’s economic policy to-do list for 2017 contains a lot more implied criticism of the Turnbull government’s weak performance than it has suited some in the national press to report.
    http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/reserve-bank-chief–dr-philip-lowe-gently-reproves-turnbulls-failings-20170211-guaoqp.html
    The SMH editorial says that Turnbull’s jobs strategy lies on precarious foundations.
    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australia-is-illprepared-for-its-own-version-of-donald-trump-20170210-guaixp.html
    Greg Jericho writes that From wanting to raise the Newstart eligibility age from 22 to 25, to inaction on climate change, the government gambles that young people can’t hurt it. As usual he makes a solid argument.
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/commentisfree/2017/feb/12/government-shows-contempt-for-millennials-no-wonder-theyre-not-optimistic-greg-jericho
    The decision by the Western Australian Liberals to do a preference deal with One Nation will bring some ripples for Malcolm Turnbull says Michelle Grattan.
    https://theconversation.com/one-nation-has-now-been-normalised-in-the-liberals-firmament-of-political-players-72848
    NSW the hottest place in the world. who would have thought it?
    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/red-hot-nsw-smashes-february-statewide-heat-records-two-days-in-a-row-20170212-gub14c.html
    If this scoop from Mark Kenny is true, which it appears to be, it is a bloody disgrace! The emperor will have no clothes.
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/pm-and-ministers-were-told-wind-not-to-blame-for-sa-blackout-20170212-guaxf0.html
    The Australian Energy Regulator is investigating spiralling wholesale energy prices in South Australia, NSW and Queensland during last week’s heat wave as pressure continues on French-owned Engie to explain why it refused to bring its second unit at the Pelican Point power plant online on Wednesday to avoid blackouts. Google.
    /news/politics/blame-game-energy-regulator-probes-price-spikes-20170212-guaxmu
    Michael West says that the AMEO is flying under the radar . . . for now.
    http://www.michaelwest.com.au/aemo-sails-under-radar-amid-renewable-energy-blamefest/
    An unlikely coalition of electricity suppliers, business groups and environmentalists is calling on politicians on all sides to ditch their “partisan antics” and work together to create a reliable, affordable and clean energy system. The trouble is that there are other powerful forces such as the mining lobby that don’t want to see it happen.
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbull-bill-shorten-told-to-ditch-partisan-antics-on-energy-security-20170212-guaxyv.html

  30. C@tmomma

    Oh, and Bill Shorten and Labor do need to drop the ‘Mr Harbourside Mansion’ sledge. Too clunky and not sophisticated enough, but that’s Peta Credlin for you. Almost correct. 😉

    What they SHOULD do is replace it with this:

    ‘Mr Sydney Harbour Mansion’

    That’s how Sydneysiders talk and get the description just right and it tells you exactly how wealthy they are. There are many harbours in Sydney, and even though we know where Malcolm Turnbull’s mansion is, there is only one Sydney Harbour and to place it correctly like that will put up in neon lights ‘Rich Bastard’. 🙂

  31. BK

    Section 2 . . .

    Al Franken has repeated his contention that some of his fellow senators think Donald Trump is “not right mentally”.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/12/al-franken-senate-concern-trump-not-right-mentally
    The ratings are in, and they are bad news for President Trump. Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression is so popular that it led the program to six-year ratings high and easily bested the ratings for the episode that Trump guest hosted in 2015.
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/12/alec-baldwin-blows-trump-ratings-water-record-setting-snl-guest-hosting-gig.html
    George Williams puts it to us that we are not at all prepared for our own version of Donald Trump. It all comes down to the absence of a bill of rights.
    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australia-is-illprepared-for-its-own-version-of-donald-trump-20170210-guaixp.html
    Actor Alec Baldwin’s infamous Saturday Night Live impression of Donald Trump has tricked a national newspaper into thinking he was the US President. That’s so funny!
    http://thenewdaily.com.au/entertainment/tv/2017/02/12/alec-baldwins-trump/
    Stephen Koukoulas says that if low unemployment is a policy goal than Australia isn’t doing too well.
    https://thekouk.com/item/459-if-low-unemployment-is-a-policy-goal-australia-is-not-doing-well.html
    Bankwest is set to rock the $1 trillion mortgage market and more than 1.5 million property investors by axing negative gearing benefits that drive lucrative residential property investment, particularly in Melbourne and Sydney. This will set the cat amongst the pigeons! Google.
    /real-estate/cba-unit-bankwest-set-to-axe-negative-gearing-tax-breaks-20170212-guawig

    Adele Ferguson doubles down on Domino’s Pizza.
    http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/dominos-scandal-franchisees-selling-visas-20170211-guau8x.html
    New polling suggests 71% of people would look more favourably on the Turnbull government if it allowed a free vote on same-sex marriage instead of holding a plebiscite, including 64% who lean to voting Liberal. Come on Malcolm show is that you’ve REALLY grown a pair!
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/12/same-sex-marriage-free-vote-would-boost-governments-popularity-poll
    The British government’s plans for the visit are in crisis after a possible address to both houses of parliament was controversially vetoed by Commons Speaker John Bercow.
    http://www.theage.com.au/world/birmingham-option-discussed-as-british-officials-panic-over-trump-visit-20170212-guawo3.html

  32. BK

    Section 3 . . .

    Trump is undermining the fight against corruption.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/12/donald-trump-is-undermining-the-fight-against-corruption
    More from Mark Kenny writing that a new push for a full-scale probe into the Australian banking sector is set to test the resolve of key Nationals agitators and the Labor opposition – both have campaigned hard against poor bank behaviour, and promised to back a royal commission if given a chance.
    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/push-for-banks-probe-set-to-test-nats-resolve-20170212-gub1of.html
    Tim Dick examines why small-l liberals are moving to the right.
    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/turmoil-doesnt-look-like-ending-anytime-soon-20170212-gub01z.html
    The Paul Hogan miniseries has been well and truly panned.
    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/feb/13/hoges-review-biopic-bombs-badly-as-josh-lawson-parodies-paul-hogan-instead-of-playing-him
    Meryl Streep cuts loose at Trump again.
    http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/celebrity-news/meryl-streep-in-fresh-attack-on-donald-trump-at-lgbt-gala-20170212-gub8mt.html
    An obviously angry Amanda Vanstone says that “Cory Bernardi’s future doesn’t look too good. To start with he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.”
    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/cory-bernardis-future-doesnt-look-so-bright-20170210-gua9f5.html
    Jess Irvine unpacks the proposed new childcare arrangements.
    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/baby-steps-towards-a-truly-modern-childcare-system-20170210-guaiyu.html
    Fear and panic have gripped America’s immigrant community as reports circulate that federal agents have become newly aggressive under US President Donald Trump, who campaigned for office with a vow to create a “deportation force”.
    http://www.smh.com.au/world/immigrant-community-on-high-alert-fearing-trumps-deportation-force-20170212-guawhy.html
    Households face a price hike of nearly 20 per cent on internet servic¬es, on average, as they are required to sign up to the National Broadband Network when it arrives in their neighbourhood and the ¬existing service is switched off. Critics of the mixed-technology NBN say that a reliance on Telstra¬’s copper is likely to leave many homes paying more for a sub-standard service. Google.
    /national-affairs/price-hike-warnings-as-nbn-makes-inroads-into-capital-cities/news-story/a3ea66b7cc20230441210898f49efef6
    Coles might think they have a shoplifting problem, but really they have a customer relations problem: they are cutting customer service in the pursuit of profits and customers are pushing back.
    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/its-no-wonder-we-view-coles-as-a-faceless-food-factory-that-its-ok-to-rip-off-20170210-gua6dz.html

  33. BK

    Section 4 . . . with Cartoon Corner

    This 92 year old mother whose daughter was a victim of child sexual abuse and ended up suiciding wants here pound of flesh from the Catholic church. Google.
    /national-affairs/opinion/the-church-wants-me-to-die-but-i-am-not-done-yet/news-story/330bbb9cc4cc634b6429ff1a2d07b6f1
    This account of the day in the life of a GP in the light of the Medicare rebate freeze makes worthwhile reading.
    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/gp-rebate-what-i-do-for-the-3705-that-no-one-wants-to-pay-20170211-guao54.html

    Matt Golding and Turnbull’s treatment of informed advice.
    http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/u/b/6/d/q/image.related.articleLeadNarrow.300×0.guaxf0.png/1486923395547.jpg
    David Rowe takes us to court with Carpenter and his ugly new squeeze. Plenty of nipples on show again.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4ckWwFVcAAugLt.jpg
    Matt Knight welcomes the stricken cruise liner to Melbourne.
    http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/bee7942a99cff4483be06ff4a4f3f0e0?width=1024
    In light of Mark Kenny’s revelations above this effort from Bill Leak is an egregious slur.
    http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/3478c2ab879f46245e38b541e2c49209

  34. C@tmomma

    AshGhebranious ‏@AshGhebranious · 1h1 hour ago
    Steve Ciobo is on TV actually saying that we cant be allowed to see cheap renewable power make coal uncompetitive #breakfastnews #auspol

    So high Electricity bills as far as the eye can see!?!

    Instead of bills going down over time with Renewables!?!

    The Mining Barons are the pimps and the Coalition are their whores.

  35. lizzie

    Is ABC shoring up support against Labor? Surely not.

    Eddy Jokovich ‏@EddyJokovich · 14m14 minutes ago

    20 minutes into AM program, five LNP MPs, two pro-LNP business, one One Nation. No ALP or Greens. Propaganda. @abcnews #auspol

  36. poroti

    Oh dear, Josh didn’t get the memo. Doesn’t realise the jig is up for their lie.

    Labor lost as SA grinds to halt
    JOSH FRYDENBERG

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/south-australia-left-in-dark-while-labor-bogs-down-in-ideology/news-story/c36225fca3e90a59b598b8f57b5e7a43

  37. ajm

    c@tmomma @ #24 Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8:19 am

    El Guapo and Dave,

    Shorten it (pun intended) to “Wind Power Howlers” and you’e got your Abbottesque three word slogan that can be used in any number of contexts.
    You want a simple but effective message that Labor can tell about the Liberal’s Renewable Energy lies?
    Well, how about this (and in light of the revelation about Coalition complicity in SA Blackout lies):
    ‘The Coalition are telling howlers about Wind Power.’
    Simple. To the point about the Coalition, and uses a word that has a dual meaning and an intimate and classical link to Wind. Easy to remember and resonates well in people’s minds. 🙂

  38. Boerwar

    Coalforbrains Frydenberg doubles up.

  39. Trog Sorrenson

    Alan Kohler brings common sense to the GG:
    google
    opinion/alan-kohler/the-great-coal-hoax

  40. Boerwar

    So, what DID happen was that solar panels saved Queensland and NSW and the gas-fired power station and the Coalition crapped all over SA.

  41. ajm

    antonbruckner11 @ #28 Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I’m too lazy to check, but I don’t think that state govts in Australia has the same requirement (in the federal constitution) to only acquire property on just terms. Theoretically, they can just re-nationalise without compensation (leaving aside legislation for the compulsory acquisition of land, etc etc). Anyone know?

    I think it depends on the individual state constitution. Pretty sure no compensation mandated here in Qld.

    Nationalisation is often accomplished by forcing the company to “sell” its assets to the government, usually in exchange for some very long term bond at zero or minimal interest rate. In the Commonwealth sphere such a move is threatened by the “just terms” specified in the Australian Constitution but at least a number of states are not so constrained.

  42. guytaur

    For those saying battery storage is not an option. Here is one in operation that local company considering

    http://reneweconomy.com.au/agl-looks-to-large-scale-battery-storage-as-alternative-to-gas-15426/

  43. ajm

    ajm @ #37 Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

    c@tmomma @ #24 Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8:19 am

    El Guapo and Dave,
    Shorten it (pun intended) to “Wind Power Howlers” and you’e got your Abbottesque three word slogan that can be used in any number of contexts.
    You want a simple but effective message that Labor can tell about the Liberal’s Renewable Energy lies?
    Well, how about this (and in light of the revelation about Coalition complicity in SA Blackout lies):
    ‘The Coalition are telling howlers about Wind Power.’
    Simple. To the point about the Coalition, and uses a word that has a dual meaning and an intimate and classical link to Wind. Easy to remember and resonates well in people’s minds. 🙂

    Well that didn’t work too well! my extra point was (contained above):
    Shorten it (pun intended) to “Wind Power Howlers” and you’e got your Abbottesque three word slogan that can be used in any number of contexts.

  44. Boerwar

    The Coalition wants to tax Australians to pay a huge foreign company to burn give-away coal to make Australia hotter than 47 degrees.
    In order to justify this they are telling lies about wind power and gas power and about coal power.
    They are trying to terrify ordinary Australians into going along with all this by lying about the hip pocket impacts and the climate impacts.
    This total lack of integrity, total surfeit of contempt, total overdose of arrogance, total subservience to their owners, combined with a breakout binge of born-to-tule explains, why the PHONies are romping it in.
    Voters might not know the right answer but they sure as hell know the right question.

  45. adrian

    ‘If the ABC is to be true to its charter, Uhlman should resign. A complaint about his behaviour should be made, as well as asking on what basis he did his “reporting”.’

    As mentioned above, not only did ABC news/AM completely ignore this major story, they had regular attendee Josh Fryndenburg doing his usual blame Labor act, followed by Jennifer Westacott spruiking the company tax cuts, while agreeing with Josh and telling everyone to take the politics out of the energy issue.

    Pure propaganda yet again from their ABC, paid for by your tax dollars.

  46. C@tmomma

    Thank you, Ajm. That will do. 🙂

    Wind Power Howlers.

  47. adrian

    And yes, Uhlmann should resign, or at the very least have to explain his ‘story’, and issue a public apology.

    None of this will happen because nobody at the ABC is accountable to the public who pay their wages.

  48. C@tmomma

    So AM didn’t even mention the story about the Coalition’s lies about the SA Blackout!?!

    It’s a story that’s almost as big as the Utegate lie told by Turnbull!!!

    Labor won’t let the Coalition sleaze away from an admission that they lied about the cause of the SA Blackout though in parliament. Of that you can be sure!

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