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Virginia gun rights rally stops Marxist Governor in his tracks

Civil disobedience took on a new meaning in Virginia, US yesterday, as many thousands of gun rights supporters took to the street in defiance of the Virginia Governor’s edict to drastically tighten up gun laws and ban armed civilians from demonstrating in the streets.

https://www.rt.com/usa/478741-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

Police stood on helplessly as Second Amendment rights proponents filled the streets, where numerous armed militia members carrying semi-automatic military rifles goaded Virginia law enforcement to “bring it on.”

Naturally Australian gun owners would not ever have the balls to stage a similar show of force after being dumbed-down by their collective soft-cock shooting bodies, the party duopoly and the left media which have rolled over with each and every tightening of gun laws since the false flag Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

Cairnsnews stands shoulder to shoulder with our American brothers on the inalienable right of freemen to carry and bear arms.

Cairnsnews read today in 51 countries

Today Cairnsnews has been viewed by readers in 51 countries. We are pleased to advise our readers that this news service is dedicated to restoring democracy to Australia and to break up the UN controlled political party duopoly and to get the country out of the UN’s clutches.

The electoral system and electoral rolls should be completely cleansed of up to half a million bogus entries which keeps the duopoly in power.

The Australian Electoral Commission was infiltrated in about 1985 by foreign agents which took control of the first RAMNS computerised roll systems while working for the AEC.

We have no doubt the Liberal Party this time around benefited from voting fraud sufficient to give the the party two seats needed to take power.

More often than not it is the ALP which benefits from voting fraud.

Cairnsnews is aware of a number of voters who wrote personal letters to PM Scott Morrison begging him to introduce voter ID as recommended by the Joint Standing Commission into Electoral Matters.

Morrison ignored the requests. And he narrowly won government in the much-touted unwinnable election.

Thank you readers for your continued support.

 

Cairnsnews new email address

Please note as previously published our new email address is cairnsnews@protonmail.com

 

News Ltd in damage control over Agenda 21/30

Junk news, News Ltd is in damage control over social media revealing the true status of the UN Agenda 21/30 agreement which Australian states signed up to in 1992.  Since then in Queensland it has been the blueprint for state and local government planning and by-laws to affect every mortal way of life.

Agenda 30, ‘A call for action to change our world’

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld

Allotment sizes, storm water drainage, water ownership, road locations, vegetation control, fire management(no machinery), super cities, smart cities, environmentally smart homes, smart meters, power generation, national parks, forestry, education, science, ad infinitum…..

News Ltd owner Rupert Murdoch is in damage control over Agenda 21/30 being exposed by social media.

Sustainable Development Goals taken from Agenda 30

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch in damage control:

It is of interest that just on this site alone over 8 years there have been more than a quarter of a million views of our stories about this insidious UN Agreement which has been rigidly adhered to by Queensland and all other state governments since 1992.

Brain-dead News Ltd reporters are claiming a Facebook site shared an Agenda 21 story 30 times. Our articles do this almost on a daily basis. Cairnsnews has a much greater readership than the News Ltd hallmark social rag the Cairns Post and most of its other regional dailies. If this readership is combined with Australian Patriot Radio listeners then suddenly we are big players in the regional media stakes. Robert J Lee, Editor

https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/tens-of-thousands-of-aussies-engaging-in-agenda-21-conspiracy-on-social-media/news-story/c977779fd74d60ac69e84cb07b56f483

Climate change nonsense finally wearing off thinking parents

by Andrew Mackinnon

Did government agents light some of the multitude of fires?

The recent bush fires in New South Wales were deliberately lit in order to promote the idea that ‘climate change’ is the threat which caused them and that Australia therefore needs to enact policy to deal with ‘climate change’ so as to prevent further devastation.

It’s irrelevant who was caught lighting the fires, even if they were youths. These are third party intermediaries used for plausible deniability. The Australian government is behind the deliberate lighting of these fires.

Look at the flare up in the Jewish-controlled media linking the fires to ‘climate change’. It’s obvious. First, schoolchildren in Australia protested about ‘climate change’ and that fell flat. Then Greta Thunberg travelled to the United Nations in a yacht to protest about ‘climate change’ and that fell flat because nobody wants to be lectured by a sixteen year old girl being fed a bunch of lines by adult propagandists.

Climate change nonsense is finally wearing off Queenslanders after seeing how the George Soros asset, Greta Thumberg and her well rehearsed performance left parents worried their children might end up like her.

So, the people who want policy to be enacted in Australia regarding ‘climate change’ said to each other, “They ignored the schoolchildren. They even ignored Greta! Let’s give them something they can’t ignore.”

Australian citizens voted Liberal over Labor at the last federal election because they didn’t want the action on ‘climate change’ that Labor was promoting. The majority think that ‘carbon dioxide-driven climate change’ is a fraud, like I do. (Carbon dioxide exists in the earth’s atmosphere at less than 400 parts per million, which is less than 1 part per 2,500, so it doesn’t influence the climate to any appreciable extent.) Australians voted the Liberal Party into federal government at the last federal election earlier this year because it’s the lesser of two very bad evils. Scott Morrison is an appalling Prime Minister but Bill Shorten would have been twice as bad.

The Liberal Party pretends to be opposed to action on ‘climate change’ when it actually supports it and wants it. It knows that the majority of Australian citizens don’t trust the ‘climate change’ agenda, so it’s pretended to adopt the same mistrust in order to win their support. Therefore, if it’s going to be successful enacting policy on ‘climate change’, it needs to resort to indirect methods of lobbying the citizenry, such as deliberately lighting bush fires and then relying on the media to push the narrative that ‘climate change’ is the reason for the fires. The Liberal Party wants to end up in a position in which it is seen as having no choice but to enact policy to deal with ‘climate change’, since ‘climate change’ has become universally recognised as a threat by the citizenry due to high-impact incidents like the bush fires in New South Wales.

The Liberal Party supports action on ‘climate change’ because its allegiance is to the Rothschilds-led synagogue of Satan that needs action on ‘climate change’ in countries around the world in order to provide an excuse for establishing world government ruling over various unions around the world like the European Union, the African Union and the South American Union. There is a planned Asia Pacific Union including China, India and Australia, as well as other Asian countries. There is also a planned North American Union including the United States of America, Canada and Mexico. ‘Climate change’ is the fabricated threat to the entire world which the synagogue of Satan will claim, can only be properly addressed with common policies and methodologies enforced and implemented by world government.

The Rothschilds-led synagogue of Satan has been pushing the fraudulent ‘climate change’ agenda in earnest since 2008 and it’s had this issue on the boil for the past three decades and longer.

 

New email address for cairnsnews

To all readers and contributors please note as of November 14, 2019 the new email address for cairnsnews is:    cairnsnews@protonmail.com

We no longer trust Google or hotmail. More and more information coming from the US and UK reveals Google is very much in bed with false news and the Deep State.  Read the latest article posted by our US correspondent Alex Bruce about Google and its slimy tentacles. The Australian Government successfully fined Google recently for handing over private information to marketing companies and the EU just hit Google $2.4 billion for abusing the online ads market plus another EU record $6.85 billion antitrust fine for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.

Editorial panel

Dodgy Tasmania police still covering up Port Arthur scam

from Port Arthur researcher and author Dr Keith Noble

No reply from Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine  which makes him, like former PM John Howard, complicit in Australia’s first government sanctioned terror event

REQUEST DENIED HINE DID NOT REPLY TO THREE QUERIES 17FEB2019 Darren HINE Tasmania Police Hobart TAS 7000 AUSTRALIA Commissioner HINE,

Thank you for your attention to the following non-copyrighted letter. An archivist in Tasmania (Nicki.Ottavi@education.tas.gov.au) presented an egregious paper at the national conference of the Australian Society of Archivists conducted in Perth, Western Australia, on 25-28SEP2018. Details related to Ottavi’s presentation plus an image of her appear on p.xviii of the bookOFFICIALTERROR…. (768pp). [amended 05MAR2019]What follows are some of Ottavi’s words from an electronic youtube tran-script.

Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine coverup man for deep state

No copies of her paper were made available to the public by Ottavi, or by the Australian Society of Archivists, or by Tasmania Police. WHY?: I…registered it into our system it became known as transfer to nine zero zero….; …Tasmania Police rec-ords of the Port Arthur massacre will be open to the public in 2071….; …they are an e75 access restric-tion which means they’re closed for 75 years and the e means that only one person or position can grant access in this case only the Commissioner of Police.

Given Tasmania Police is a public agency funded 100 percent by taxpay-ers to serve not deny the public, Ottavi’s words are shocking. They have generated more concern in Australia re the official terror at and near Port Arthur, Tasmania (28-29APR1996), a massacre in which international and national victims were killed (35) and wounded (23). Thus in relation to the boldface italicized words of Ottavi as appear above, you are herewith requested to address the three queries following:

  1. Are Ottavi’s words an accurate description of the official policy re the availability of Port Arthur massacre records held by Tasmania Police?; 2. Under what legislation are the Port Arthur massacre records held by Tasmania Police being secreted away from the public for 75 years?; 3. Under what legislation has the police commissioner been appointed sole arbiter of access re Port Arthur massacre records now held by Tasmania Police and now secreted away from the public for 75 years? 1/2 c
  2. OFFICIAL COVER-UP PROOF PUBLIC DENIED POLICE RECORDS FOR 75 YEARS!POLICE COMMISSIONER SOLE ACCESS ARBITER!OFFICIAL MASSACRE PORT ARTHUR 1996

 

ADDRESSEE DARREN HINE; TASMANIA POLICE; 17FEB2019

A copy of this letter appears in OFFICIAL TERROR…. [amended 05MAR2019]Space for your replies to the three queries will be reserved in said book until 28FEB2019. If you do not reply, then your unacceptable failing will be highlighted in said book, and elsewhere in and out of Australia. Also note that if you fail to reply, it is understandable people will conclude there is no legislation in Tasmania that permits the withholding of public documents and/or permits a public servant (you) to be sole arbiter of access to public documents. If such legislation exists, it identifies Tasmania as a police state (a government that exercises power arbitrarily through the power of the police force– wikipedia). And finally, some points of concern for you – and our other readers: a)

You are a senior member of Australia & New Zealand SEBP (Society of Evidence Based Policing Inc.) On one hand it seems you value “Evidence Based Policing.” But on the other you are willing to ignore exculpatory evidence confirming Martin Bryant is INNOCENT – this boy-man (66 IQ) is the patsy. Not only ignore it, but as a gate- keeper you are now participating in the withholding of exculpatory evidence from the public for 75 years.

Surely you understand the immorality of Bryant being denied an ethical lawyer, of him having his persistent NOTguiltyplea rejected,of him being falsely convicted with NO trial, of him being incarcerated in Risdon Prison since 1996, etc. b)Let us not forget James Boyce’s LOSING STREAK: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gaming Industry. That officials covered up crimes is revealed in his 2017 book: “…at some point the file was accidentally misplaced or deliberately destroyed, and it cannot be located.”

Corrupt officials do this with files containing truths dangerous to them. Dr.Boyce goes on:”The current police commissioner [you] has refused to give permission for the release of further supplementary material.” So it seems you have withheld evidence in this gambling case. If true, the long-deceived people of Australia, especially families, relatives, and friends of all 58 victims officially shot at Port Arthur, can expect nothing from you re the records secreted byTasmania Police.

Sincerely, Dr.KeithAllanNOBLE;author Unit 72 B, Am Heumarkt 7 1030 Vienna, AUSTRIA  murder.research@gmail.com t. 43-1-9712401

 

Europe will starve first, losing 1000 farms a day due to climate regulations

from Armstrong Economics

The new EU Agriculture Commissioner has publicly stated that Europe loses 1,000 farms per day. He acknowledged that the EU is losing 400,000 farms per year. However, crop and livestock production in Europe is projected to decline and maybe completely abandoned Europe’s southern and Mediterranean regions due to the increased negative impacts of climate change, according to a European Environment Agency study.

Climate Change confirmed: all about starvation and depopulation and depopulation. Paris Climate Accord reveals a transfer of wealth to third world countries.

The study says that adapting to climate change must be made a top priority for the European Union’s agriculture sector if it is to improve resilience to extreme events like droughts, heatwaves, and floods. But the obsession with Climate Change in Europe which is destroying its economy and now its ability to even grow food many are concerned will lead to starvation once again as was the case in Ireland because of the British Corn Laws which prohibited the importation of grain from America.

The nonsense of Climate Change seems to be poised to accomplish what it is designed to do – reduce the population. The question that needs to be answered is: Whose grandchildren are we trying to prevent from being born? Those who do not believe in Climate Change created by Humans? Certainly not the promoters or politicians. So it must be the rest of us they want to starve.

It certainly appears that perhaps this is the backdrop as to why we may see a rise in agricultural prices into 2025 and our computer is showing this should be a cost-push inflationary wave.

Categories: Agriculture, European Union

 

 

State ALP Government about to sack 18,000 Rural Fire Service volunteers for refusing to apply for a ‘blue card’

Takeover of independent, volunteer rural brigades by megalomaniacs of the urban fire services is imminent

Unrelated or not the State Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford, a former ambulance driver from Victoria who is overseeing the impending dismissal of more than 18,000 RFS volunteers from regional areas of Queensland, just lost the support of his Barron River electorate branch of the ALP

The Rural Fire Service Association of volunteers has ignored demands from Crawford and Commissioners Mark Roche, Mike Wassing and Doug Smith to apply for ‘blue cards’ issued by the Health Department as a requirement for working with children.

Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford , a former Victorian ambulance driver, has lost the support of his Barron River electorate branch of the ALP. His seat will be challenged at the next election by the LNP, KAP, One Nation, Greens and an independent ensuring his demise. “If you have a cocktail party, free of course, I’ll be there,” says Crawford

Consequently in a tit-for-tat retaliation Crawford ordered the department to refuse issues of new Personal Protective Equipment to volunteers until they apply for a blue card.

The RFS says its volunteers are fire fighters not health department employees and with an average age of nearly 60, its membership has refused to jump through Labor hoops, similar to public service entry requirements.

Come December 1 they will be sacked, if that is a lawful action, for not applying for a blue card.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service administration has all but gutted the Rural Fire Service, destroying morale, forcing volunteer fire ground firefighters to ring a superior officer in Brisbane to get permission to backburn in the face of a fire.

Such stupidity comes directly from a script in the UK television comedy, ‘Yes Minister’.

Much of rural Queensland where fires are fought, does not have any mobile phone coverage and the RFS radio network is unwieldy and incapable of performing to this standard in bush fire emergencies.

Former Fire Commissioner Katarina Caroll, centre, (now Police Commissioner), flanked by Assistant Commissioners Roche and Gallant. All can be thanked for the mess and mass dismissals created by the Marxists of the Labor Party

Crawford has presented a bill, before the Parliament now, which if passed will in effect force the sacking of nearly 70 per cent of volunteers across the state smack in the middle of the fire season.

It is expected the fire emergency control centre, Firecom, situated in most cities to direct resources, will have to ask urban brigades to attend bush fires, leaving towns and cities unmanned.

When simultaneous fire or motor accident emergencies occur in the bush or cities, taxpayers and their properties will be left unprotected.

Some sectors of rural brigades are considering returning to their original, privately formed groups usually of farmers and rural-residential dwellers which will not be ‘owned’ or directed by state government.

Much of the original, privately-owned appliances and equipment, bought with proceeds of public fund raising and from council rates levies will be retained by the re-established, unincorporated private brigades.

This ALP Government, which has been cited by Opposition parties and sections of the media as the worst in living memory, even worse than the administrations of Beattie and Bligh, will go down at the next election for being the most ineffectual, immoral, Green, socialist-left, Marxist mob of carpetbaggers ever to occupy George Street.

Comment from a reader:

If this is the official excuse for implementing this blue card bullshit,

“Put simply, as a member of the Rural Fire Service, you are likely to come into contact with children while performing your role, so are required to have a blue card. It is the law, and one QFES takes seriously.”
John Bolger AFSM
Acting Deputy Commissioner
Emergency Management, Volunteerism and Community Resilience

Then, we can expect volunteers involved in all public events ( local shows, festivals, week-end markets school fetes, etc.) will also be required to have a blue card.

How about the local supermarket or church on Sunday? We all come in contact with children while doing the weekly grocery shopping and attending church services. Will we need to have a blue card to enter the local supermarket or our local church?

The lunatics have definitely taken control of the George Street nuthouse.

Terry Gordon.

Below is the edict issued by the QFES administration:

CLICK HERE to see the whole document

Innocent Port Arthur shooter Martin Bryant languishing in Tasmania’s Risdon Prison-new book exposes government frame-up

Queensland author and researcher Dr Keith Noble, based in Austria, in his latest revelations exposes the Port Arthur ‘massacre’ as being designed by the Deep State to remove firearms from the hands of the public. The recent New Zealand ‘atrocity’ of 50 Muslims being shot in Mosques, unleashed by a Muslim sycophant posing as a Labor Prime Minister has all the hallmarks of the 1996 Port Arthur training exercise in which 35 people allegedly were shot. The Israeli secret service Mossad has its fingerprints all over both massacres although later independent research revealed a Jesuit imprint at Port Arthur. The investigation report has officially  been buried for 75 years without a trial or inquest. Mr Noble has pleaded the case for a trial in an honest court which would exonerate Martin Bryant of any involvement in the Port Arthur massacre. -editor

Dear READERS, Two new books on the Port Arthur incident have been released – WORDS OF MEN: Official Terror Shooting Tasmania (2019) & WORDS OF WOMEN: Official Terror Shooting Tasmania (2019). Paperback (pp.160) copies are available from internet booksellers. PDF copies are available from BIGWORMBOOKS@gmx.net – FREE of course. Dr. Keith Allan Noble; author, Unit 72 B, Am Heumarkt 7, 1030 Vienna, Austria t. 43-1-9712401

Keith Noble

Week long power outage in California a part of UN Agenda 21/30

Australia signatory to Agenda 21 since 1992

No power for 2 million California residents

In NSW, 23,500 customers had power cut off last year, unable to pay bills

by Alex Bruce

It’s funny how so many topics once deemed to be “Tinfoil Hat conspiracy theories” keep getting proven to be worthy of serious attention. Agenda 21, the United Nations’ 1992 plan for Sustainable Development is an example.

Rosa Koire has been doing an excellent job of raising awareness about Agenda 21 for many years. She describes how it is being rolled-out – never by name. This is carefully avoided. Hence, we’re propagandized about Climate Change and the Green New Deal. She says Agenda 21 programs can be identified by their so-called “communitarian” ethos that is imposed from without by NGOs, circumventing the will of communities and the individuals within.

Useless and epensive wind turbines litter the US in the tens of thousands. Australia is next

Agenda 21 has been getting pushed hard lately in the agitprop of Greta Thunberg and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. Among its unrealistic goals, the Green New Deal aims to restructure the entire global energy economy within 10 years by completely “transitioning” the US out of fossil fuels and nuclear energy and into renewables, like wind and solar power.

What none of its proponents will admit is that this plan requires genocide. As shown by the collapse of Rome and demonstrated repeatedly by successive societies, the halving of energy consumption leads directly to the collapse of human populations.

As a Bay Area forensic commercial real estate appraiser and expert witness, Rosa Koire observed how property owners in Northern California have been barred from using their own properties, thus making these cheap when the Government wants to acquire them for Eminent Domain.

While investigating this, Koire ran into Agenda 21 – or as she calls it, “The biggest public relations scam in the history of the world,” and how this global plan aims to break down economies and to depopulate areas considered to be rural or suburban, concentrating populations into larger cities.

“This is the plan. It’s the loss of our industry, our agriculture, our food independence. Ultimately, it’s the loss of our sovereignty, as a free nation…It’s social engineering…it’s the acceptance of what I call the ‘new poverty’.”

Over two million people in California were left without power this week and several hundred thousand remain without power during a preventive blackout by PG&E lasting several days. The energy company’s promise to make a massive outage like this the new normal will likely drive many people away from the rural areas and thus fulfill the plan of Agenda 21.

Retrace our steps to regain control over the electricity industry

The Snowy River hydro power scheme gave the country cheap, clean power. If we retrace the mistakes made in the electricity industry power costs should decrease

by Viv Forbes

Our grandfathers built a low-cost reliable decentralised electricity supply for all states of Australia based mainly on black and brown coal-fields – Blair Athol, Callide, Ipswich, Sydney/Newcastle, Yallourn, Leigh Creek and Collie.

Then our fathers built the mighty Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric scheme which provided water to irrigate the inland while generating electricity to help pay for it.

 

Then in the years up to 1980, huge new coal-fired power plants were constructed in each State. And we discovered oil and gas in Roma, Bass Strait, Barrow Island, Timor Sea, and in coal and shale in many places.

Coal and hydro gave Australia reliable low-cost electricity that was the envy of the world and supported primary, secondary and tertiary industries.We irrigated crops, electrified cities, powered railways and mines, refined metals and petroleum and processed milk, wool, cotton, grains, meat and fruit. Factories made Victa mowers, Southern Cross windmills and diesel engines.

Holden/Ford/Toyota and Mitsubishi all produced cars in Australia and we made 9 brands of tractors. The Ipswich railway workshops produced locomotives and rolling stock, and Lithgow produced fire arms. We canned Golden Circle pineapples, Ardmona stone fruits, Rosella jams and made Bully Beef, tomato sauce and Vegemite.

Australia once valued decentralisation and it served us well in electricity supply. Electricity generation and distribution was left in the hands of state-based engineers and entrepreneurs, and competitive state governments strove to ensure their states had the most reliable low-cost electricity.

In those days a state “Co-ordinator General” was charged with predicting demand for electricity and then ensuring that power stations were built in the right place at the right time. The distant Federal Government largely confined itself to defence, foreign affairs, immigration and quarantine (with increasing meddling into wage setting, welfare and devaluation of the currency).

All that changed with the UN-initiated climate war on coal and gas which drove a campaign of tax-delay-and-destroy hydro-carbon energy.

Canberra became the epi-centre of the zero-emissions religion, and energy management and policy became centralised. Green energy was mollycoddled with subsidies, mandates and propaganda, and electricity supply was polluted by a rash of intermittent wind and solar plants with no backups.

These caused such variability and unreliability in electricity supply that the successful state-based decentralised electricity networks were replaced by a costly interconnected Eastern States grid. Transmission costs rose sharply because of guaranteed returns on inflated capital for interstate, undersea and the scattered wind-solar connections. Electricity costs soared, reliability suffered and Australian industry closed or moved to Asia.

There is only one way out of this mess – we must retrace the way we got in.

Firstly, any operator wishing to connect to the grid must demonstrate its ability to supply 24/7 power with its own generators, batteries, standby generators or contractual arrangements. Businesses, towns and communities should be free to operate “off-grid” at their own cost and risk.

Secondly, Canberra must withdraw from electricity taxation, subsidies, regulation and control. This means no “Renewable” Energy Targets, no “Clean” Energy

Targets, no Paris Accord, no emissions targets, no carbon taxes, no subsidies or mandates for wind/solar energy or batteries and abolition of all federal prohibitions on nuclear power. States which shut or destroy their coal/gas generators must live with the consequences. The states must take back responsibility for all regulations imposed on electricity supply, with goals to maximise reliability and minimise costs.

They will see the results as residents and businesses migrate to states with low-cost reliable energy.

The interstate electricity grid is of value and should be retained but removed from federal management and control. Its inflated capital should be written down greatly and States and private operators should own and control it with a regulator setting maximum transmission charges. Europe copes with several countries buying and selling electricity across borders – surely Australian states can do the same? (The Australian interstate highway system is largely state-owned but copes with public roads, toll roads, urban roads, local roads and private roads of greatly varying quality and capacity.)

And, if Canberra truly believes the “Zero Emissions” mantra chanted by rowdy school kids let’s use ACT as a pilot plant and insist that all ACT homes and businesses live without subsidies from tax payers or consumers and without generating or importing any energy from coal, diesel, petrol or gas.