Greetings you generous Australian taxpayer’s you!! It’s always nice to know that you are keeping those foreign energy cartels going with your tax breaks – so willing to forgo tax from such people: “Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change.
The most detailed breakdown yet of global fossil fuel subsidies has found that the US government provided companies with $5.2bn for fossil fuel exploration in 2013, Australia spent $3.5bn, Russia $2.4bn and the UK $1.2bn. Most of the support was in the form of tax breaks for exploration in deep offshore fields.
The public money went to major multinationals as well as smaller ones who specialise in exploratory work, according to British thinktank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Washington-based analysts Oil Change International.”
LORD LUV YA for letting our venerable Treasurer pour your generosity and largesse onto such as these. And that kinda led naturally to this.
And The Bloody Rat was impressed that your largesse continues unabated as you kindly fund the decadent lifestyles of decrepit politicians in their after-pollie-lives. Bless you!
And naturally the Australian miners, ever grateful for your largesse, seem, at least to Rat, to be somewhat uncertain about the future of their industries. Or perhaps they are just a bit more far-sighted than the current government?
Rat was also impressed with the deeply penetrating insight of Joe (Eleventy) Hockey who could see no relationship between economic growth and climate change. Onya Joe! A two Watt globe comes to mind!
But Rat was awestruck when the leader of Team Australia told the leader of the Russian state, a state that incidentally could turn Team Australia to a blackened crisp through the application of a few of their 4,000 nukes, to stop acting like a dickhead. WOW!!
So much for Rats insight.
It was with some disappointment that we saw the G20 hijacked by the “big boys” who did a shufty on the side and agreed that Anthropogenic Global Warming was a significant issue to do a deal thereby giving Team Australia, who’d spent a few million $$$$’s giving them and the other G18’s a good time, a bit of a poke in the eye. Or is that a refocus of agendas?
And that then created a bit of a disaster when our Prime Winky Dill dropped what was left of his credibility.
And all the expectations of the cognoscenti that they’d see a real display of the art of the shirtfront were sadly downgraded and then dashed.
And instead of a head to head, belligerent, blood on the floor, shouting match between two protagonists there were smiley op shots holding cuddly animals.
Which, when all said and done, presented to thinking Australians the awful realisation that, when travelling overseas and despite the obvious risks to personal longevity, it might be a damned sight less cringeworthy to be identified as an American rather than an Australian.
And there you have it . . . . . . . .!
AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!
POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!