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Originally posted by 13th Zodiac
Her motive is to cover-up her own corrupt past. Julie Gillard has personally phoned executives and editors at News Ltd and highly likely Fairfax Media
What did you say? I just received an interesting email from avaaz:
I just commented on this on a Yahoo article about the MURDOCHs,, all 38 comments were removed,typical of yahoo to censor everyone.
Dear friends across Australia,
Our government is about to pass a clever climate bill -- it will cut carbon emissions and get polluters to pay. But big businesses, backed by Rupert Murdoch, are trying to kill it.
The carbon pricing law is a win-win measure -- it will charge polluters to generate more resources for working families, and help us catch up with the rest of the world in the clean economy race. But Murdoch's media megaphone has teamed up with a $10 million multinational advertising campaign to sway public opinion against the bill and scare our MPs. Now, it's up to us to turn the tide and show our MPs that the law has massive support before the vote.
Together our voices are more powerful than money -- if enough of us join this urgent call we can show our MPs that Australians support the bill and push them to act. Sign the urgent petition to back the carbon price and share it with everyone -- when we reach 20,000 signatures, we’ll deliver it to MPs and run inspiring radio ads on popular radio shows to counter the skewed propaganda:
We are all under threat from climate change -- including the droughts and storms that cause bush fires, floods and failed harvests. But the carbon price would help insulate our economy and communities from future risks. It will make polluting companies pay, encouraging them to become more efficient while funding technologies of the future and increasing support to the most needy. Yet Murdoch -- who has a long history of supporting climate denial -- has joined with mining companies to spread wild predictions of job losses and economic doom.
Australia has been lagging behind many nations on climate action -- instead of committing to cut emissions, we proposed an increase emission by 8% at Kyoto, and we continue to be the world's biggest rich country polluters per capita. With this proposal we would join countries like Denmark, Sweden, Costa Rica, parts of China, as well as many US states who have already introduced carbon-pricing, and we would turn Australia from a global pariah to a global good example.
But it is up to the MPs to pass this critical bill, and they are under serious pressure from industry lobbyists. We can turn this around and give them the support they need to face down the pollution profiteers and champion a new green economy with climate solutions. Let’s give them our support now and ask our friends to do the same:
Politicians and businesses often think about short-term gains, when long-term action is needed. When our people-powered movement counters these tendencies and offers a clear vision of the future we want, we can tip the balance and bring out the best in our leaders. Let’s shore up our MPs resolve, join the greatest global visionaries and move towards the global climate deal the world needs.
Alex, Ben, Stephanie, Emma, Giulia, Carol, Ricken, and the whole Avaaz team.
I completely agree. That's why I removed the links and suggested serious research.
My electricity bill has more than doubled in the past 2 years though I have more than halved my consumption.
Food prices are through the roof, as is water.
Why on earth would I want to sign a petition backing a climate tax that will give the companies that feed & power us no option but to raise prices even further or go out of business ??
Mr Gude said a former secretary of the national construction division of the AWU, Mr Bruce Wilson, had "apparently misappropriated union funds and used his position as secretary in a most improper manner". He said the AWU was still receiving bills for "strange items ordered by Mr Wilson", but all attempts to find him had failed.
The work being done to close down any scrutiny of Julia Gillard’s past relationship with a conman is downright sinister. The Prime Minister has made repeated and inappropriate calls to the head of News Ltd demanding the censorship of articles and guarantees not to mention their contents again.
Milne’s article alleged that Gillard lived with her former boyfriend Bruce Wilson in a house in Fitzroy, which was purchased by embezzled union funds, a claim Gillard has always strenuously denied. The PM demanded for the story to be pulled and a full correction to be run, which happened mid-morning on Monday.
Yesterday, Gillard said the Milne column broke “all known standards of journalism” as he’d made “no approach to me to seek a comment or to check what was asserted”. “They clearly realised they had done the wrong thing and published a retraction,” said Gillard.