The Saturday Paper
Being free with taxpayers’ money
Mike Seccombe’s article “Taylor’s office spent $1 billion on ‘sham’ carbon projects”, March 26–April 1, is a clear and damning illustration of the deceitful behaviour and hypocritical words of the Morrison–taylor government for fossil fuels. Not content with the $12 billion per year of government subsidies for a dated fossil fuel industry that feeds global heating, while a nascent and potentially lucrative renewable energy industry that starves global heating receives $7.7 billion a year, the Morrison government now hands out unearned carbon credits to people who will not use them for their intended purpose. If your bank handled your money in such a cavalier fashion you would probably change banks. I suggest that it’s time for a change of government.
– Douglas Mackenzie, Deakin, ACT