Climate Change Australia – Kelly Wrong Again

Posted on Sat 06/03/2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

Paul Kelly again pushes a fake fix to a fake catastrophe on a resentful public.


The small band from the ­deluded Right that sees Donald Trump’s decision as an opportunity for Australia to follow suit roams a lost wilderness.

How does Australia gain by being Trump’s lapdog in his ­repudiation of international action by more than 190 nations?

The “all the way with Trump” brigade misreads the economics and is brainless about the history…

If Turnbull decided to quit the Paris Agreement he might as well just give Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten the keys to The Lodge, and to become Prime Minister of Australia.

But talk about being brainless about the history.

Let’s review Kelly’s own – a history of making exactly the same warning to exactly the same people and always exactly wrong:

Paul Kelly in 2007:

Accepting the 2007 election settlement on industrial relations and climate change is essential for the Liberals,

Paul Kelly in 2008:

Any prudent Australian government should move to put an emissions trading scheme in place. Both Rudd and (Opposition Leader Brendan) Nelson remain committed to this concept… Emissions trading looms as Nelson’s ultimate test: it is either the path to a stronger Coalition performance or the issue on which it blows out its political brains.

Paul Kelly in 2009:

By that I mean that I believe that the (Liberal) party room will endorse a series of amendments (to the Government’s emissions trading scheme) which will be the basis for negotiation with the Rudd Government. I mean frankly if they oppose that, that would be signing their own political death warrant…

This raises the prospect that the legislation won’t pass and that the election next year will see climate change as a frontline issue. Now this will be a mortal political threat to the Opposition.

By ignoring Kelly, the Liberals under Tony Abbott achieved a stunning victory.

Could do it again.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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