Climate Change Australia – What Is This Climate Alarmism Earning Professor Tim Flannery?

Posted on Thu 04/16/2015 by

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

When the Abbott Government scrapped the Climate Commission, Tim Flannery and some of his mates immediately created a Climate Council to keep up their propagandising. They announced they’d work as volunteers.

But then things changed.

Tony Thomas asks the Climate Council some informed questions, starting with these:

Professor Tim Flannery (Former Australian Climate Change Commissioner)

Professor Tim Flannery (Former Australian Climate Change Commissioner)

1. Why was Chief Councillor Tim Flannery beseeching the public last June 29 to make “urgent” donations to the council, when the council was sitting on a fat $1.24m surplus after a $2.12m avalanche of crowd-funded donations in the previous nine months?

2. Why did Flannery, on March 12, 2014, resign as director from the beloved council he founded, along with his bestie and director Will Steffen, climate catastrophist at the Australian National University?

3. Why can’t I find any public announcement at the time from the Council about those resignations?

4. Why were those dramatic resignations not even mentioned for public consumption in the council’s 2013-14 annual report?

5. Why is the council so cagey about what it pays its CEO Amanda McKenzie? You can find out what a university vice-chancellor earns; you can find out what the head of a Big Four bank earns; you can even find out what Tim Costello, boss of the World Vision Australia charity earns ( $277,000 plus superannuation and long service. His total remuneration in 2013 was $316,000). But you’re not in the race to know what Ms McKenzie takes home from the pile of money that fans donate to the council.

6. Over at World Vision, CEO Tim Costello donates to World Vision all his earnings from speech-making, which can be as much as $150,000 a year. What’s the Climate Council policy on such side-earnings by Tim– up to $50K a speech, according to the Daily Telegraph — and his councillors?

7. What are we council donors paying Tim and Will Steffen these days, and for that matter, councilors Lesley Hughes, Veena Sahajwalla, and Andrew Stock?

Read on for the very opaque answers and some fascinating background.

Next time you hear the Climate Council talk about “vested interests”, ask if they could first explain some possible vested interests of their own.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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