Pundits reckoned that Australians would vote in droves for more windmills and solar panels to prevent droughts and save us from a climate ‘emergency’. That was then, this is now. With the majority of voters flogging the Green-Labor Alliance – and its wrecking-ball climate/energy policy – it’s apparent that Australians are no fools. At least, on average.
Sure, the inner-city almond milk latte zone remains Labor territory (with the solitary seat of Melbourne held by loony-left champion, the Green’s Adam Bandt). But the aspirational working-class in the outer suburbs and the regions – that build stuff, grow stuff, dig stuff up and process it or ship it – gave the two fingered salute to Bill Shorten and his hard-green-left manifesto.
Bill Shorten’s big ‘green’ dream just wasn’t meant to be.
Renewable energy rent seekers like “Hi, I’m Malcolm’s son”, Alex Turnbull,
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