You have probably been reading about how Australia has experienced its hottest year on record. NSW has witnessed its driest winter with above average temperatures. There can be no denying that the weather we are having is attributed to Climate Change. Unfortunately, these warmer temperatures are a perfect breeding ground for ticks. Last year reports surfaced that the tick season commenced earlier than usual (particularly in NSW), with vets indicating that they have received a record number of animals suffering from tick bites as early as July/August!
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Gina posted a video the other day talking about how conditions in Australia are too harsh for mining companies such as her own. We all need to drink less and work harder for less money. That’s easy for her to say when she inherited so much of her wealth and leveraged her land rights to form a deal with other big mining companies. Check out this Facebook Page for more on Gina – http://www.facebook.com/NOGinaRinehart
Questions are now being asked. Did Labour blink? Is this a tremendous backdown, or a step in the right direction? These questions all depend on your perspective. Just today, we can see that the Coalition is claiming the removal of the price floor, and a forthcoming agreement to buy and sell carbon credits with European nations will actually make it easier for them to roll back the carbon price.
There is also talk that the changes to the carbon pricing scheme will see a massive reduction in the revenues that the government was counting on in 2015-2016, with Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox declaring that “It’s fanciful” to expect the carbon price in Europe to hit $29 by then. $29 is where the government expected the price to rise to once it became a floating price, and is what revenue projections were based on.