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Not doing anything on climate change sure does cost a lot

According to catastrophists, Australia does nothing on climate change. If only that were the case we’d be $10 bn a year better off:

Australia was the world’s fifth-biggest investor in renewable energy projects last year, spending almost $10 billion, and had the second-highest use of solar-generated electricity per person.

But as investment in renewables surged in Australia in 2018, spending fell 11 per cent worldwide, prompting concerns the pace of global energy transition has stalled.

In a major review of the renewable energy market, a UN-backed report by the REN21 think tank said renewable energy including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and ocean power still made up only 2 per cent of the world’s energy consumption.

The election is worse for Labor than first thought

The ALP got done like a dinner in the May election. Queensland shows just how far their stocks have fallen:

Labor has recorded its worst Senate result since 1949 in the battleground state of Queensland, securing just one seat after One Nation’s Malcolm Roberts and the Greens’ Larissa Waters managed to win the fourth and sixth spots.

Outgoing Labor senator Chris Ketter, who was given the usually winnable second spot on the party’s Queensland Senate ticket behind Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union organiser Nita Green, has lost his seat in a major blow to the ALP.

The failure to win two upper house seats in the Sunshine State reflects Labor’s poor showing in the House of Representatives, where the party took just six of 30 Queensland electorates — a net loss of two.

Free speech is dead in NZ

Make no mistake, this bloke is a complete POS but he shared a video (and was a scumbag) but now he’ll be in prison for 21 months unless his appeal is successful.

This seems like using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut.

A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being slaughtered at a New Zealand mosque was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in prison.

Philip Arps had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video, which was livestreamed on Facebook by a gunman on March 15 as he began killing 51 people at two mosques.

Taxpayers always get screwed

This time by a vice chancellor.

One of NSW’s highest-paid vice-chancellors is charging his university to hold events at his Sydney CBD property, which he bought using a loan from the university.

Macquarie University vice-chancellor Bruce Dowton drew an $875,000 loan from the university in 2014, which remains fully drawn, with annual interest repayments of between $23,000 and $28,000.

It’s enough to make you sick. Read it all.

John Cusk – antisemite

Wow. He can’t come back from this.

He blames a ‘bot’. Being an antisemite is more plausible.