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Never ‘burn economy’ for sake of image, Liberal MP says

Posted December 14, 2015 01:46:18

A Liberal MP says the Federal Government should not revise its greenhouse reduction targets following the signing of the historic climate modify deal in Paris.

The international climate adjust conference adopted an international accord on Sunday, aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and slowing the pace of worldwide warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Federal Government mentioned the agreement would permit for additional action to be taken in the future to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Historic climate deal

  • Deal to limit international warming to “nicely under” 2C, aiming for 1.5C
  • Greenhouse gas emissions want to peak “as soon as achievable”, followed by fast reduction
  • Deal will remove use of coal, oil and gas for energy
  • Fossil fuels to be replaced by solar, wind energy
  • Developed nations to give $ US100b a year from 2020 to aid building nations
  • Study about much more highlights of the deal

But Liberal MP Dennis Jensen claims the agreement is “primarily meaningless” and that the Government ought to not change its present emissions target.

“The complete globe wants to have related commitments and be similarly attaining those targets,” he stated.

“[There is] no reason why we must be metaphorically burning our economy just to appear excellent on the global stage.”

Liberal MP Craig Kelly has meanwhile employed Facebook to poke exciting at the proposal.

Australia’s target of a 26 to 28 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030 remains unchanged, but the Paris agreement will put pressure on the Government to do far more.

The deal puts in place mechanisms to overview reduction targets every five years beginning from 2020, which will incorporate Australia.

Every stocktake will have to outcome in a far more ambitious target, which is expected to cause concern within the Coalition.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop conceded that would be a challenge for the Government, but that the deal would offer further “flexibility” to do a lot more on climate modify.

“Of course if we’re being ambitious over time we will need to have to perform even tougher,” Ms Bishop told reporters in Paris after the signing of the deal.

“But we don’t want to harm our economy without getting an environmental impact.”

Topics: climate-adjust, planet-politics, federal-government, australia

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Dwindling fuel supplies putting Australia’s safety at danger: Liberal senator

Updated December 09, 2015 00:29:29

Liberal senator Bill Heffernan has warned Australia’s safety is getting put at risk since of its dwindling fuel supplies and is urging the Government to address the problem.

According to an International Power Agency agreement, Australia is obliged to have at least 90 days of fuel in storage, but its reserves have fallen under 50 days in current years following a wave of refinery closures.

The situation was lately investigated by a Senate Committee which noted Australia had become a key importer of transport fuels, leaving it vulnerable to disruptions in supply.

Senator Heffernan was on that committee and mentioned he had recently had further discussions with senior Defence Force officials who have described it as the “greatest military threat” facing the nation.

“It is been identified as a significant problem not only for fuel supply for basic operations but when the military tells you it really is our greatest military threat, it really is time to get off our backsides and do one thing about it,” he said.

“If you believe like the enemy, all you would have to do is interfere with a couple of key tank loads coming from Singapore and we’d be in all sorts of problems.”

When the Government released its Energy White Paper in April, it promised a choice on how to deal with the oil reserve concern by the finish of the year.

At the time, the then industry minister Ian Macfarlane said he was thinking about two possibilities constructing larger tanks or buying supply contracts from other nations.

“Either selection is extraordinarily high-priced we’re talking billions and billions and billions of dollars,” he told the ABC.

He mentioned that expense would most likely be passed on at the bowser, escalating petrol rates by up to 2 cents a litre.

Subjects: defence-and-national-security, federal-government, australia

Initial posted December 08, 2015 23:10:47

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Liberal Trent Zimmerman wins North Sydney seat

Updated December 05, 2015 22:26:57

Trent Zimmerman has won the Federal by-election in North Sydney despite an almost 14 per cent swing against the party.

“Not all of the votes have been counted however, but it’s very clear that with over 50 per cent of the ballots in that the Government is going to retain the seat of North Sydney,” Mr Zimmerman stated.

Just just before 10:00pm (AEDT), with practically 60 per cent of the ballots counted, the Liberals had received 47.five per cent of the vote ahead of Independent Stephen Ruff’s 18.7 per cent and the Greens’ 16.4 per cent.

External Hyperlink: Malcolm Turnbull congratulates Trent Zimmerman

Labor did not field a candidate for the by-election, triggered when the former treasurer Joe Hockey quit Parliament.

Mr Zimmerman is the existing acting president of the Liberal Party, and a former staffer to Mr Hockey, and won preselection for the candidacy in October a lot to the chagrin of some within the celebration who described it at the time as a “stitch-up” simply because not all branch members of North Sydney were allowed to vote.

With a 15.9 per cent margin, North Sydney is 1 of the safest federal Liberal electorates in Australia.

“There is only three occasions in the final 60 years that the Liberals haven’t won it on very first preferences,” ABC election analyst Antony Green stated.

Both occasions the Liberals lost the seat were to Ted Mack, an independent, Green added.

Meanwhile, the Liberal Celebration has denied using unauthorised posters at polling booths in the by-election.

Labor mentioned there were posters featuring Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that did not function the necessary authorisation.

But, a Liberal Party spokeswoman mentioned “all material, like the corflutes featuring the Prime Minister, are authorised in accordance with the Electoral Act”.

The fine for employing unauthorised material is $ 5,000.

Topics: government-and-politics, elections, north-sydney-2060, nsw, australia

1st posted December 05, 2015 21:55:33

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Men should remain in Syria, Iraq to fight Islamic State: Liberal backbencher

Posted December 01, 2015 14:01:31

A former Abbott government frontbencher has criticised male asylum seekers who seek refuge overseas instead of fighting for their homeland.

Liberal backbencher Bob Baldwin told Parliament last evening that it was “a bit wealthy” to expect coalition soldiers to fight in nations such as Syria and Iraq when appropriately aged citizens have been fleeing the violence.

He mentioned he would fight, and anticipate his sons to take up arms, if Australia came beneath attack.

“What I have noticed, as have several of my constituents, is that a huge quantity of the refugees fleeing Syria, Iraq and other war-torn nations seem to be predominantly males amongst 18 and 45,” he said.

“Why are they not staying and instruction to defend their land, their way of life and their rights?… It is a bit rich to expect other folks from foreign countries to lay down their lives for you if you are not prepared to stand and fight.”

Mr Baldwin spoke in support of the Government’s legislation to strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship if convicted of a terror offence.

“If you do not like Australia and all it has to provide, then do not come, do not keep, go back to where you came from,” he stated.

Mr Baldwin stated he was proud to speak on the bill, stating there was “no room in the globe for Daesh [another name for Islamic State] death cults”.

The bill passed the Reduced Home overnight and is scheduled for debate in the Senate this evening.

Mr Baldwin also expressed concerns more than the vetting of refugees, which Immigration Minister Peter Dutton addressed in Parliament yesterday.

Mr Dutton stated that the 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to be resettled in Australia would be topic to “the most rigorous criteria”.

“We are applying biometric and fingerprint testing,” he stated.

“We can be assured that people who are applying below that plan are indeed those who are most in need to have.

“If we discover an applicant where we have a suspicion about the person’s motivation or background or affiliations, that particular person will not proceed into this plan, they will not be coming to this nation.”

Topics: federal-parliament, refugees, australia, syrian-arab-republic, iraq

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