joined at the hip-pocket....
Billionaire miner Clive Palmer has declared he gives ‘‘zero’’ weight to Tony Abbott’s claim to a mandate, warning the Prime Minister he cannot take for granted the Palmer United Party’s support for the repeal of the carbon tax.
Interviewed on Channel Ten on Sunday, Mr Palmer said his party’s policy was to not only abolish the carbon tax but to refund those who had paid the tax since its introduction in July last year.
‘‘Because it’s a bad tax, it’s always been a bad tax. And I don’t know whether that’s Liberal Party policy. I don’t think it is,’’ he said.
‘‘There’s an ambiguity, because we think it should be repealed from the date of introduction and the Liberal Party policy seems to be only to repeal it and not worry about the injustices that happened over the last year or two. So we’d want to get clarification on that, we’d want to get some advice, talk to people and have a friendly discussion with Mr Abbott.’’
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/palmer-wants-to-refund-carbon-tax-payers-20131013-2vg5a.html#ixzz2hafCfewU
Gus: don't be fooled by Clive, the Jovial Baffoon, the contrary side-kick in the Abbott's knavery... The Palmer party was mostly set up to eat into the Green's senate seat prospects... The PUP is an ultra right wing party that talks of honesty, hard work and economic prosperity, but in real terms this means it also has a total misunderstanding of the planet's natural dynamics... Despite a "promise" of transparency, this party makes deals that are secretive and not in the interest of democracy.
GLOBAL WARMING IS A SERIOUS MATTER that the Australian carbon pricing (not a tax) was set up to tackle NECESSARILY to give alternative energy a better footing, as it should, and be increased as possible... PALMER IS A CLEVER BAFFOON who plays a dangerous game for the future of this planet...
In fact the mathematical formula used to allocate the senate seats can be manipulated by the numbers of parties, including parties like PUP ... It could have been profitable for the Greens to split up into more camps...
By all account, Palmer seems to be the voice of the ghastly IPA (Institute of Public Affairs), an ultra-right-wing think-tank that has no regard for any environmental concerns... and "does not believe" in global warming...