The truth about those Labor targets …

By 19 September, 2012 8

Simon Corbell on 666 this morning responded to a comment by the announcer highlighting that the “no waste by 2010″ never happened. Corbell was saying that targets are just something you work towards, and that what counts is the effort and “making some progress”. This was all in the context of Labor’s green energy “plans and programs”. Corbell got terribly excited about the ACT’s track record on recycling …. apparently over 20 years the ACT went from recycling 50 per cent of our HOUSEHOLD waste to 75 per cent. That’s some progress, but as a substitute for “no waste by 2010″ – like, business waste, government waste, overall waste – hardly a boast you’d think. Corbell was waffling so hard on “green power” that he lost me, unfortunately. Safe to say, though, that he spoke in terms of plans and aims only. The announcer tried to pin him down on outcomes and rollout: got waffle only in response. Announcer also asked why the government is pretending to aim for green outcomes, while still planning many-lane highways and compulsory extra domestic parking spaces in developments. Corbell’s response: cars are here to stay. It begs the question: why pretend to be a green-friendly government when you’re still running a car agenda? (I have no problem with cars personally; it’s the spin & hypocrisy that I mind).

My takeout from the interview: from Simon Corbell’s own mouth: ACT Labor cynically sets “targets” and knows full well it will only be reporting on “effort” not “outcomes” down the track.

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8 Responses to The truth about those Labor targets …
#1
sharedawealth7:26 am, 23 Sep 12

There is no science or basis for the environmental targets set by Simon Corbell – this applies to zero waste by 2010 and zero-net emissions by 2060. Both these targets are absurd for anyone to propose. These targets are dangerous because they are then used to justify wasteful schemes like the feed-in-tariff which now costs everyone in Canberra hundreds dollars each year to subsidise solar panel owners. If Corbell is re-elected it proves that Australia’s education system is failing. I suggest that Labor voters put him at the bottom of their list.

#2
p12:09 pm, 23 Sep 12

sharedawealth said :

There is no science or basis for the environmental targets set by Simon Corbell – this applies to zero waste by 2010….

I have to dispute this. While the evidence might not justify the actions taken, their is certainly evidence.

#3
Mr Evil6:16 pm, 23 Sep 12

To be honest, I’d just be happy with “No ACT Labor Govt in 2012″.

#4
milkman8:14 pm, 23 Sep 12

Mr Evil said :

To be honest, I’d just be happy with “No ACT Labor Govt in 2012″.

As would I.

#5
JessP9:15 pm, 23 Sep 12

milkman said :

Mr Evil said :

To be honest, I’d just be happy with “No ACT Labor Govt in 2012″.

As would I.

Me too!

#6
Heavs8:20 am, 24 Sep 12

My takeout it that you a puppet. If you are going to try and astroturf it helps to join the site a few months earlier to get some credibility rather than coming in all guns blazing two weeks before caretaker begins.

#7
Masquara8:42 pm, 24 Sep 12

Heavs said :

My takeout it that you a puppet. If you are going to try and astroturf it helps to join the site a few months earlier to get some credibility rather than coming in all guns blazing two weeks before caretaker begins.

Er I have been posting on RiotAct for years. And you are saying that ahead of an election is an unsuitable time to be debating the issues? You make no sense – other than as an attempt at astroturfing of your own …

#8
milkman6:58 am, 25 Sep 12

Masquara said :

Heavs said :

My takeout it that you a puppet. If you are going to try and astroturf it helps to join the site a few months earlier to get some credibility rather than coming in all guns blazing two weeks before caretaker begins.

Er I have been posting on RiotAct for years. And you are saying that ahead of an election is an unsuitable time to be debating the issues? You make no sense – other than as an attempt at astroturfing of your own …

Yeah, heaven forbid we actually have some diverse opinions posted!

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