The Unshackled Waves Ep. 94 Clean Energy Target, Summer of Blackouts, Anti-Terror Laws and State Election Season

Australian Politics, Elections, Energy, Podcasts, Shows, Terrorism, Waves
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It has been another busy newsweek with some important political developments to discuss. To do this we are joined again by Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts.

The Turnbull Government has been sitting on the Finkel Climate Report for a number of months and finally gave an indication this week that it is set to dump its main recommendation for a Clean Energy Target. We welcome this change in direction from Malcolm Turnbull who previously had a reputation for being a climate change warrior, however we lament governments from both sides over the past decade getting us into the current situation where our energy supply is unreliable. We also lay blame at the virtue signalling corporations who’ve jumped on the clean energy bandwagon as well.

While the federal government is looking an investing in new forms of reliable and cheaper power we will be soon facing a summer of blackouts. The Queensland government is proposing communist style rationing of power during summer and the federal government is spending $36 million on giving consumers incentives to limit their power usage. We ponder the question of whether the lights going out and the reduction in our living standards is what the green left wanted all along with their anti-human mindset.

We analyse the proposed new round of anti-terror laws which include terror suspects allowed to be detained 14 days without charge and facial recognition software to be rolled out to CCTV cameras. All premiers were onside at the recent COAG meeting. We highlight that the previous round of anti-terror laws the data retention laws were supposed to keep us safer yet now we are being asked to give even more of our civil liberties up. While we do not want to see more Islamic terror attacks it is worth noting that the UK is CCTV police state yet has a major terror attack almost monthly. Perhaps we should instead look at our immigration program.

The Queensland and South Australian state elections are coming up, in both these states voters are leaving the major parties. In South Australia Nick Xenophon’s state party SA Best could hold the balance of power, Xenophon himself has entered the race contesting the state lower house seat of Hartley. In Queensland One Nation also looks like it could hold the balance of power but as was the case in the past it has had to disendorse a number of candidates. We scrutinize the policies of both SA Best and One Nation and while we do like voters having viable alternatives to the major parties we question whether these two parties would be able to hold their teams together once they are in the parliament and implement sound policy.

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