The same thuggery including fire bombing
of conservationist cars has occurred in Tasmania. These are Kevin Rudd's friends now as per front page of The
Australian today 24th July 2007:
'Take out the trash day' is a term from The West Wing tv series. It refers to putting out nasty policies or information
at the most expedient times. Today the Haneef matter is blowing up in the federal govt's face, so its got worries of its own.
2nd the govt is in bother over Costello/leadership tensions eg damaging press about Howard in focus groups so doubly worries.
Yet the govt has a 4% upswing recently
on the Haneef matter - at least before it turned to merde today - presumably via the redneck One Nation type voter. And who
is one of the best exemplars of that demographic .... the Tas loggers with their 'white power' tattoos when they hugged Johnny
Howard in 2004 in Hobart Town Hall.
Yep it's take out the trash day for the
ALP on a nasty anti forests, anti climate action policy .... with the extra twist of appease our very own Trailer Trash, at
the same time.
Gutless Rudd. It will hurt him in the long
run, and it will greatly enhance the Greens vote in the Senate one predicts here.
Evidence follows, regards, Tom McLoughlin,
ecology action australia
#1 of 3 items : Crikey.com.au
last friday 20/7/07
1. 4.5% gain: Morgan Poll puts government on the up
Christian Kerr writes:
Just what the doctor ordered? Dr Haneef,
While it might offend our subscribers’
sensibilities, Crikey understands that Coalition polling has indicated the Haneef affair has been playing well with punters.
That’s been backed up by the latest poll from Roy Morgan Research. It has the government’s primary support on 40 per cent
for the first time all year.
Primary support for the government is up
4.5% to 40.5%, while Labor’s has dropped 3 points to 47.5%.
The two party preferred vote has improved
for the government, but still splits Labor’s way - 55%, a drop of 4% - compared to 45% for the Coalitions.
Still, 52% of voters – an increase
of two percent – think Labor will win the next election, while only 34.5%, a drop of 2.5, think the government will
Morgan’s measurement of soft Labor
support looks better for the opposition, too.
Fifty-five per cent – up 4% –
of electors think Australia is heading in the right direction, while 30%
- down 1% - think Australia is heading
in the wrong direction. This means 19.5% - down one – of all electors are soft ALP voters: voters who say Australia is heading in the right direction but also saying
they would vote Labor if an election were held today.
“The swing back to the Coalition
is not surprising as historically the Morgan Poll has shown that when security related events get significant press coverage,
electors rally behind the incumbent government,” pollster Gary Morgan says.
This is backed up by experience from overseas.
However, Morgan also points out that despite
the increase in support for the government, a clear majority of voters expect Labor will win the next election.
“If an election had been held during
the last fortnight the ALP would have won,” says Morgan.
This latest face to face Morgan Poll on
Federal voting intention was conducted on the weekend of July 7/8 and 14/15, 2007, with an Australia wide cross-section of 1,780 electors.
#2 of 3
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2007 11:47 AM
Subject: [Greens-Media] Bob Brown
welcomes Peter Garrett to Tasmania
Saturday 21 July 2007
Leader Bob Brown has welcomed Peter Garrett's unheralded
visit to Hobart.
in Launceston, Senator Brown said Labor's shadow environment
minister is apparently not visiting the north of the state.
is the epicentre of debate about Gunns' pulp mill, its pollution
and its forest destruction," Senator Brown said.
people opposed to the pulp mill will vote Greens this election
unless federal minister, Malcolm Turnbull or Peter Garrett
do the right
thing and reject the farcical assessment by the Lennon government.
"Peter has not taken up my invitation
to take him out to visit the
threatened forests and habitat of endangered species, like Tasmania's
giant wedged-tailed eagle."
"It is a beautiful day to visit the Blue
Tier or the Great Western
Tiers, for example," Senator Brown said.
Further information: Prue Cameron 0408
#3 of 3
interview with Geof Law of TWS Tasmania on abc World Today - 23rd July 07 in due course here
[Here it is now]
"You can also listen to the story in REAL AUDIO and WINDOWS MEDIA and MP3 formats."
Green groups outraged at Labor's
The World Today - Monday, 23 July ,
Reporter: Gillian Bradford
ELEANOR HALL: The reaction from the
forestry unions may be positive, but environment groups are outraged about Labor's forestry policy announcement.
Law is the Wilderness Society's Tasmanian campaigner, and he's speaking to Gillian Bradford in Canberra.
GILLIAN BRADFORD: Geoff Law, I take it you're not as happy as the forestry
workers we've just heard from there?
GEOFF LAW: Ah, well what was just reported is much worse than what we've been
emailed about what was in Mr Rudd's policy statement, and if what is reported is correct, then it's an absolute capitulation
on the part of Mr Rudd. And furthermore, it is a squandering of an opportunity to deal with climate change.
a year Mr Rudd has been carrying on about climate change and how the Howard Government has been failing to come to grips with
it. One of the best ways of ameliorating the effects of climate change, and indeed reducing greenhouse contributions, is to
protect old growth forests, native forests, and lock-up the carbon within them. Now he's saying that he won't do that. Now
he's saying that he supports the forestry agreements signed by Mr Howard, which actually provide taxpayers' money to destroy
more of those forests, which include places in Tasmania's south-west, in the Tarkine, Great
Western Tiers, North-East Highlands,
including some areas that the Prime Minister himself promised to protect. So instead we are going to see taxpayers' funds
being used to prop up an industry of dubious financial viability, given the fact that it is constantly wanting these handouts.
Hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayers' money have now been passed over to that industry to allow it to continue on
its merry way, destroying these forests, and Mr Rudd has put his hand up and said 'yes, I'll be part of that'.
BRADFORD: Do you understand the politics of this though, Geoff Law, that Labor's decided it simply can't afford to give away
those seats in Tasmania?
GEOFF LAW: Well, all he's
doing there is mindlessly accepting some folklore. In fact, the opinion polls showed well before either forestry policy was
announced in the last election, either by Mr Latham or Mr Howard, that the seats of Bass and Braddon were lost to Labor. And
instead what we have now is Mr Rudd, instead of moving for a win-win situation where we can protect the ancient old-growth
forests and other high conservation value areas in Tasmania,
lock up the carbon in them, keep it out of the atmosphere.
Instead of doing that and focusing on the plantations we've
already got in the ground, we've got Mr Rudd instead joining the juggernaut, leaping onboard, which is just ploughing its
way through ancient forests into wilderness areas, at taxpayers' expense, in Tasmania. It is a capitulation, it breaks Labor
Party forest policy, which was for further protection of old growth forests of high conservation value in Tasmania, and it
is just squandering opportunities, squandering opportunities …
GILLIAN BRADFORD: But let me just clarify here,
Geoff Law. You say this is worse than you expected, but can you assure us that Labor's Environment spokesman, Peter Garrett,
in his meetings with you, hasn't promised Labor might do deals after the election has passed, after they've got over this
GEOFF LAW: There've been no promises from Mr Garrett. He was quite tight-lipped about what Labor
might be doing. And certainly none of the information that we put before Mr Garrett has found its way into the formulation
of the policy which was announced today, or indeed what we've been emailed.
Instead what we've had is, as you describe
it, a political exercise in appeasing forestry unions. And this is a case of Labor's forest policy being dictated to it by
part of a union, the CFMEU, that forestry union which is exercising power well beyond its means, well beyond its representation
in the Australian community, because you've got millions of people all over Australia, as shown in opinion polls, who believe
that these wilderness areas, these old growth forests, should be protected, that the Government and the Opposition should
be moving more quickly to deal with climate change, which means they should be locking up the carbon in those forests, and
instead he's just capitulated and done what that particular union, the industry, the State Government, want on very, very
spurious political grounds which simply do not bear scrutiny once you analyse the figures.
GILLIAN BRADFORD: Geoff
Law, thanks for talking to The World Today.
GEOFF LAW: Thank you.
ELEANOR HALL: That's Geoff Law from the Wilderness
Society speaking to Gillian Bradford in Canberra.
Postscript #1 feedback
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 6:08
Subject: Re: Tas Forests: It's 'take out
the trash' day to appease the trailer trash
it's cute isn't it, tom, that Ford sheds
600 jobs* and it can't be helped according to the feds. rudd follows suit. little fanfare these days. not that long ago, governments
would throw bucketloads of cash at the car industry. we also used to have a manufacturing industry in this country. since
most of it has gone off-shore, i suppose it's okay to let go of propping up one of the last bits of it, in this case the car
industry?. . . and then there's which electorates the people who work in these industries live and how important they might
be in forming government . . . and then there's the financial clout of the players and how much and who they donate to.
*although it announced today it would build
a 4-cylinder plant, employing 300. net loss 300. how many does forestry directly employ?
61 +2 9567 4006?
Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.
? Thich Nhat Hanh
Kevin Rudd is on the 10 am bulletin just
now blathering about why union leader Trevor Harkins ETU union rep now candidate in the seat of Franklin is only
being attacked by the Howard Govt because they don't want to talk about cost of living issues (nothing to do Harkins having
the reputation as a union thug). Rudd obviously thinks that cost of living is his safe strong suit re supermarket
prices and housing. Only the affordability of housing issue is mainly about ... record levels of immigration now
under Howard (ironic after demise of the One Nation juggernaut). And Rudd won't talk about that because he's on a unity ticket
with Howard - to feed the market demand monster ....... that keeps profit levels high for Big Business. How
intellectually shallow. Indeed hypocritical, grandstanding on one but not the other major impact on cost of living. And that's
allowing for an even bigger refugee intake. It's the huge numbers of skilled migrants that need and are filling the houses/units
What becomes clear is that the logger union
have "pulled on" Rudd before the election, which is more than the whole union movement could do on the Work Choices package
if John Robertson of Unions NSW is to be believed.
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