Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Citizen's Climate Committee - Mark 2
When Julia Gillard came up with the dopey thought bubble about forming a group of 150 citizens to advise the Government about Climate Change it was rightly ridiculed and quickly disappeared after the election. Now when the going is getting tough selling the unsaleable Carbon Tax it has been proposed that another non-politician "independent" Committee (Labor loves committees) be formed to set emission levels which would stand unless overturned by Parliament. I guess Failed Forecast Flannery and Ross Garnaut would be prime contenders for this "independent" body to take the opprobrium away from the Government for such a silly and unpopular tax - a sort of carbon cop similar to the Reserve Bank but setting emission levels , not interest rates. Gillard should realise that it is the Government's job to govern and make wise decisions in the interests of the electorate and she has failed on both counts and this attempt to buck-pass an unpopular decision to a committee is another example of a government that has lost it's way!