OUR Dracula in charge of the Blood Bank, Environment Minister Greg Hunt, who seems to think the environment is that inconvenient stuff that interferes between the coal under the ground and dollars, says the Coalition’s direct action plan will easily reach the target of a 5 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
This is because they have another emerging plan that will achieve this goal.
It is their direct inaction plan. He partially revealed this last Friday, when he said: “It’s going to be easier to achieve that figure (5 per cent reduction) now, because of changes (the closure of Holden) in Australian manufacturing.”
By direct inaction they will destroy the car manufacturing industry, which will destroy many other manufacturing industries.
By direct inaction they will destroy SPC Ardmona and their dependent rural industries.
Direct inaction will destroy Qantas and the aviation industry.
All this will give the south-eastern states a recession.
This will reduce industrial activities enough to reduce emissions by 5 per cent.
The beauty of this scheme is that he will still be able to direct billions of taxpayers’ dollars to his favourite polluting industries, while the taxpayers will again pay for the recession, which they will then use to drive wages down, as they are doing at Toyota, so that Gina might be able to get her mine workers at $2 per day.
The most brilliant part, though, is that he will be able to give the credit of the direct inaction’s achievements of reducing greenhouse gases to his direct action plan, and castigate his detractors, who said his direct action plan would never work.
They will then, somehow or other, blame Labor unions for the recession.
All this time they will be increasing the export of coal, which, if it was counted towards our emissions, would blow them clear beyond reckoning.
They will then be able to claim that it is a waste of time for us to have goals to reduce emissions, or having a cap-and-trade system on carbon, when China and India are emitting so much (from our coal).