Nick Minchin calls the Labor-Greens carbon tax “probably the worst policy I’ve ever seen inflicted on this country”
Here’s another reminder, if you needed one, why conservatives are regretting Nick Minchin’s absence from the federal Parliament.
The former South Australian senator wrote the diary for the 28 April issue of The Spectator Australia. In addition to some interesting notes about the I Can Change Your Mind About Climate Change documentary that aired on ABC TV last week, Nick MInchin also commented:
My wife Kerry and I go to Adelaide’s Bert Kelly Research Centre for a dose of confirmation bias at the hands of the marvellous James Delingpole, (a writer not unknown to Spectator readers), who is touring Oz to promote his new book, Killing the Earth to Save It. James gives his Adelaide audience a witty and entertaining talk on the threat posed by the eco-fundamentalists. I especially relish his apt description of alternative energy as ‘alternative to energy’, and his demolition of wind farms is devastating. His Australian trip will help expose the utter stupidity of the Labor-Greens carbon tax, probably the worst policy I’ve ever seen inflicted on this country.
… Australia and the world are wasting billions of dollars in a costly and useless endeavour to power modern society with windmills and solar panels. And who’ll be hurt the most? The less privileged, whom the Left professes to represent. In a coincidental but not unrelated development on Wednesday, we learn the latest CPI figures show electricity prices in Adelaide rose an appalling 18 per cent last year – and that’s before we all get hit with the carbon tax.