Leaders not too bright
I WAS alarmed to read the letter ( TB, 13/ 10) written by puppeteer Shorten and the Federal Member for Herbert.
Their collective ignorance of how electricity is produced, distributed, and the cost thereof, was indeed frightening.
Their fixation on supposed climate change is clouding their judgment, or to be more accurate, blotting it out.
I have mentioned Bill Shor- ten and Cathy O’Toole. Malcolm Turnbull is equally gullible when it comes to solar and wind power.
Australia produces 0.1 per cent of global carbon emissions. We have a population of about 24 million people.
Many great cities around the world have as many. They do not have restrictions on air conditioners, or any other electrical equipment for that matter. What they do have is a proper power grid with coal fired, nuclear, and hydro power in plentiful supply.
What is wrong with leadership of our country?
They are prepared to spend billions of our taxpayer dollars on subsidies, to pretend that renewable power is cheap.
Some of this subsidy is recouped through our exorbitant quarterly electricity bills. the
It is amazing that government departments make no mention of the great many hectares of land that are stripped bare of trees when a solar farm is built.
However, when a farmer does the same, all hell breaks loose. Hypocrisy at its best.
What we need in this country of ours is a leader with vision. Someone who will stand up and be counted.
Someone who will take Australia forward without the worry of what other countries might say.
It is little wonder that Pauline Hanson, Bob Katter, Nick Xenophon and others are gaining support.
It is purely a protest over the pathetic leadership we have at the moment. KEL ACKLAND, Bushland Beach.