98 initiatives/departments for Climate change, Billions in partial costings.


This new theme song fits the ALP in so many ways.

Quite apart from the debacle of the Oceanic Viking standoff, it also manages to conjure up the distaste they feel for the public in general.

We’re setting sail
To the place on the map from which no one has ever returned
Torn by the promise of the joker and the fool
By the light of the crosses that bur-urn (obligatory stab at those evil Christians)
Torn by the promise of the women and the lace
And the gold and the cotton and pearls
It’s the place where they keep all the darkness you meet
You sail away from the light of the world

Listen baby – you will pay tomorrow
You’re gonna pay tomorrow-ow-ow
You will pay tomorrow-ow-ow-ow-wow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow ( The mantra of the Greenies, if things arent bad now watch out for the boogeyman who’s coming to get you)

Save me, save me from tomor-orrow
I don’t want to sail with this ship of foo-ools, no no
Oh-oh-oh, save me, save me from tomor-orrow
I don’t want to sail with this ship of foo-ools, no no
I want to run and hide
Right now – ri-ight now-ow yeah-eah-eah (The ship of fools being the vast unwashed majority of the public who dont “care” as much as them)

Avarice and greed are gonna drive you over the endless sea
They will leave you-ou drifting in the shallows
Drowning in the oceans of history-y-y-y (Sounds eerily reminiscent of Kevins speech decying free markets)
Travellin’ the world, you’re in search of no good
But I’m sure you’re philosophic like I knew you would
Using all the good people for your gallant slaves
As your little boat struggles through the the warning waves

But you will pay, you will pay tomorrow
You’re gonna pay tomorrow-ow-ow
You gonna pay tomorrow-ow-ow-ow-wow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow

Save me-ee, save me from tomor-orrow
I don’t want to sail with this ship of foo-ools, no no no no
Oh-oh-oh, save me-ee, save me from tomor-orrow
I don’t want to sail with this ship of foo-ools, no no no no

Where’s it comin’ fro-om or where’s it goin’ to?
It’s just a – it’s just a ship of foo-oo-oo-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ools

Yeah, oh Lord

The perfect song to accompany the “liferaft of fools” which is the ALP as they rush to sign us up for the Copenhagen super tax.

I might also add the 7 Billion figure being guesstimated is based on .7% of Australia’s GDP, the draft of the treaty makes it quite clear this is the STARTING point of the tax, not the ending point.

Looking at the ALP’s own website I came across a list of Government initiatives under the banner of the  Department of Climate change.

Theres 98 initiatives listed. (some are existing departments of long standing which have gone “green” for the funding I suspect)

Heres the ones actually mention the costs out of the 98.

More under the fold

Climate Change Action Fund
The Government has established the $2.75 billion Climate Change Action Fund to provide targeted assistance to business, community sector organisations, workers, regions and communities, helping to smooth the transition to a low-pollution economy. Whole of government initiative.

Climate Change Adaptation Program
The Government’s $126 million Climate Change Adaptation Program is helping Australians to better understand and manage risks linked to the carbon pollution which continues to increase in our atmosphere and to take advantage of potential opportunities. Administered by the Department of Climate Change.

Education Investment Fund – Sustainability RoundExternal Link
The role of the EIF is to build a modern, productive, internationally competitive Australian economy by supporting world-leading, strategically-focused infrastructure investments that will transform Australian tertiary education and research. The government announced a special $650 million Sustainability Round in the 2009-10 Budget. Administered by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations.

Forest Industries Climate Change Research FundExternal Link
$5 million for a new grants program to address major knowledge gaps about the impact of climate change on forestry and forest industries in Australia. The fund will assist the industry to better understand the implications of climate change and build industry capacity to adapt to predicted scenarios and capitalise on emerging mitigation opportunities. Administered by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Green Loans Program External Link
Assists Australian families to install solar, water saving, and energy efficient products. Provides detailed Home Sustainability Assessments and access to interest free Green Loans of up to $10,000 each to make the changes recommended in the assessment report. Administered by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Home Owner Insulation ProgramExternal Link
Provides assistance of up to $1,600 to install ceiling insulation in the homes of eligible owner-occupiers. Administered by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative
The Australian Government is investing $150 million through the Australian aid program over three years from 2008-09 to 2010-11 to meet high priority climate adaptation needs in vulnerable countries in our region. Jointly administered by the Australian Department of Climate Change and AusAID.

Low Emission Assistance Plan for RentersExternal Link
Provides assistance of up to $1,000 to install ceiling insulation in existing rental properties and other properties. Administered by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

National Energy Efficiency InitiativeExternal Link
Deployment of a $100 million commercial-scale demonstration smart grid as a trial. It is designed to improve awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency, investigate potential synergies with water and gas networks and the National Broadband Network, demonstrate potential energy network efficiencies and lead to better integration of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. Administered by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

National Solar Schools ProgramExternal Link
Offers grants of up to $50,000 to eligible primary and secondary schools to install solar and other renewable power systems, solar hot water systems, rainwater tanks and a range of energy efficiency measures. Administered by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Solar Hot Water Rebate ProgramExternal Link
Provides a rebate of $1,600 to help eligible home-owners, landlords or tenants replace their inefficient electric storage hot water systems with solar or heat pump hot water systems. Administered by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Teaching and Learning Capital Fund (TLCF)External Link
The TLCF (VET) will provide $500 million during the 2009-10 financial year which will be distributed through initiatives focused on modernizing and improving the quality of teaching and learning across the vocational education and training sector. There is an emphasis on funding projects that support the national training system to address industry’s emerging green skills requirements. Please note that funding rounds have closed. Administered by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations.

That 11 out of 98 which have the costs attached. FFS that ads up to around 1.53 BILLION dollars on the fully costed items alone. I am leaving out the 2.5 BILLION dollar headline Climate Change Action Fund as I believe this is the “catch all” for all the costing.

If that was included then the bill comes to around 4 BILLION dollars.

So thats 98 departments all requiring staffing, letterheads, office space, equipment etc all reliant on the AGW fraud for their existence.

Lucky us evil denialists are making so much from “big carbon” eh?

One Response to “98 initiatives/departments for Climate change, Billions in partial costings.”

  1. bingbing Says:

    Just what we need. Even more beauracracy. This will get worse before it gets better. So many vested interests now.


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