Christine Milne


Over the hill they go, killing another mountain
Gotta fill the quota – can’t go slow
Huge machinery wiping out the scenery
One big swipe like a shearer’s blow
Rip rip woodchip – turn it into paper
Throw it in the bin, no news today
Stirs my blood – gonna make a stand
~ Lyrics in part from John Williamson’s hit ‘Rip Rip Woodchip’
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27  October 2010 ~
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George Brandis saves the planet


Would Senator George Brandis dare dispute Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?

Brandis: E = mc2 etc is just a maze of formulas that has nothing to do with reality. And if it has nothing to do with reality, it must be right … right?

Einstein: Wrong … “every action has an equal and opposite reaction”, so that’s my reaction to you.

Brandis: So you agree with me … every opinion has an equal and opposite right to be opposed … right?

Einstein: Wrong … opinions based on evidence outweigh medieval and ignorant opinions.

Brandis: You are medieval and ignorant … right?

Einstein: Wrong … I am an enlightened genius.

Brandis: Genius my arse, you authoritarian tyrant of political correctness. You scientists need to get a grip on unreality. Here’s my tip … get a haircut, get a real job and engage at an intellectual level. 

23 April 2014

So, Senator George Brandis says people who believe the science is settled on climate change are “ignorant and medieval”.

And the reason: “the cultural tyranny of political correctness” which is apparently “sheer authoritarianism”. Climate change deniers are victims it seems, denied the opportunity of intellectual engagement.

And Penny Wong is apparently the “high priestess of political correctness” for daring to say that the science is settled on climate change, according to Mr Brandis.

Now there’s a turn up! Accusing a lesbian Opposition Senator of Asian descent in a same-sex partnership with an adopted daughter, guilty of political correctness when xenophobia, misogyny and homophobia are cumulative synonyms for Brandis’ own party.

George has now taken the convolution of political correctness versus incorrectness to previously unimagined farce.

Trouble is – apart from him being our Federal Attorney-General with the responsibility that goes with the job – he lives in a dream world where reality is just an inconvenient distraction.

After all, who needs the overwhelmimg majority of scientists who say our planet is perilously threatened, when Andrew Bolt says they are wrong.

Andrew has the right to freedom of speech – hence softening Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act – and freedom of speech is more important than anything but anything – even the planet itself.

So, according to the logic of George, if there is freedom of speech, there will be no climate change. Simple!

So a big thanks to Senator George Brandis for changing Section 18C. That masterstroke will save the planet.

In no time, the ice caps will re-form, extinct species will reappear and sea levels will fall – not that they ever rose – and climate change will be exposed as leftist conspiracy to subvert the right to free speech.

What a relief! All that fuss about nothing. Ah, it’s so nice to be relaxed and comfortable in a medieval and ignorant Australia!




Bad news for babes in the Tasmanian wilderness


Link to related column by Bob Brown published in The Guardian on 6 March 2014
in which the former Greens’ leader cites Tony Abbott referring to the Greens as “the devil”.

Tasmania: a death warrant against pristine forests Abbott has never seen

Although 1% of Tasmanian jobs are in logging forests and 15% in tourism, the Liberals are pushing for a move infused with a destructive materialist ideology which will decimate the region.

Climate change: Combet to sign ‘Son of Kyoto’. Why bother?

Combet backs feeble 'Son of Kyoti'
Combet backs feeble ‘Son of Kyoto’


9 November 2012

Yeah, yeah, OK! I’ve heard all this goddamn climate change negotiation crap before. Why don’t they just get over it?

Kyoto was a big fat failure and now Kyoto 2 – this ‘Son of Kyoto’ is doomed. It’s feeble. Only 2 of the world’s top 10 emitters are going to sign on, and we’re not one of them. Why should we? We Americans are number 2 on the list. China has beaten us. Damn it! They must be a real economic threat.

Let’s face facts. After the Copenhagen disaster, nothing but nothing was ever going to work. If there wasn’t agreement then, there never will be. So I say, just get over it and let us get on with our lives.

Those Australians are such goodie-goodie green global citizens. That Greg Combet is going to sign on. Crazy! They are number 14 on the list, so why would they bother. They think they can help get the world get back on track on climate change. Who do they think they are?

We Republican voters like to quote our hero, George Bush Senior who said at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, “The American way of life is not negotiable”. Damn right!

America is the leader of the free world and we are free to do whatever we want. We won’t bow to any international rules on greenhouse emissions. As leader of the free world, we make the rules. Rules that suit us!

What every American wants is prosperity and an affluent lifestyle. What has made this country great is the profit motive. Capitalism, economic might, consumerism, innovation, marketing brilliance – that’s us.

There is as much chance of changing the American way of life as there is of selling swimwear to Eskimos. Hey! There’s an idea!

The ice caps are melting as temperatures rise. This could be a brilliant business opportunity. I could make a killing here.

Lucky we’re not going to sign that ‘Son of Kyoto’ thing!

God bless you America – you always look after your citizens – like me.

Turn the TV off will you honey? I’ve had enough of the news – I’ve got some urgent business to attend to.

Just imagine how proud our grandkids are going to be of me!

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