Good news indeed! Newly elected Australian PM Tony Abbott was sworn in yesterday. One of his first acts was the closing of the Climate Commission, the agency responsible for administering Julia Gillard’s (the PM that Abbott recently defeated) carbon tax. By the way, Gillard’s tax on carbon emissions is similar to the emissions tax imposed on the coal industry by Obama’s EPA. That tax was Obama’s way of side-stepping Congress’ rejection of Cap and Trade.
Tony Abbott was sworn in yesterday. Today Greg Hunt rang Tim Flannery to tell him the commission is closed. His $180,000 3-day-a-week job as a sales agent for “climate change” is over.
BREAKING (ABC): The Abbott Government has abolished the Climate Commission, pushing ahead with its plan to scrap government bodies associated with Labor’s carbon pricing scheme and climate change policy.
The commission was set up under then prime minister Julia Gillard in February 2011 as an independent body “to provide reliable and authoritative” information on climate change.
Jo Nova applauds the Abbott government decision to cut waste and to stop funding an inept unscientific agency which was unbalanced to the point of being government advertising in disguise. Today is a great day for taxpayers. This agency propped up billions of dollars in pointless futile government spending trying to change the weather. Nothing will bring back money spent on desal plants that were mothballed when the floods came that real scientists predicted. Likewise the money burned on solar panels and windfarms is gone for good too, and still going.