15 August 2012

ACT Greens "comfortable" accepting CSG developer donations

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According to Minising Australia:

The ACT Greens say they are comfortable accepting donations from coal seam gas developers AGL and Origin Energy, despite their stringent opposition to the industry.

According to Australian Electoral Commission data Origin donated $1,320 to the ACT Greens in 2010-11.

ActewAGL, a joint venture between AGL and the ACT Government, also donated $2,000 in 2009-10.

Both AGL and Origin are pursuing significant coal seam gas developments in NSW and QLD but have faced strong opposition from the Greens in each state.

The ACT Greens have also voiced opposition to the industry and joined their NSW and QLD counterparts in calling for a moratorium.


UPDATE 15/08/12 17:57: The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is combining glee and outrage in response:

ACT Deputy Opposition Leader Brendan Smyth said today’s reports that the ACT Greens have accepted donations from coal seam gas developers show their utter hypocrisy and lack of courage in their convictions.

“It seems the ACT Greens are happy to tell everyone else what to do but don?t apply the same principle to themselves,” Mr Smyth said.

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c_c said :

Martlark said :

Why are the Greens opposed to CSG? It has the potential to massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generation.

Has to be the worst attempt at astroturfing ever.

Let’s balance it a bit: http://www.dangersoffracking.com

That sure sounds like an unbiased source, just from the url…

Deref said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

This IS surprising. I thought communists were against this sort of thing.

Probably. Have they donated money to the Communists too?

What do you think The Greens are?
They believe that people with a good, regular, full-time job should live in Government-supplied housing. Remind you of anything?

Adam Bandt? Former Left Alliance member who intends an anti-Capitalist Marxist agenda.
Lee Rhiannon? Real surname ‘Brown’, parents were active communists who worked for the Soviets, Member of the Soviet-aligned Socialist Party of Australia.
etc…
Most Greens members are well-intentioned. Jockeying for the reins of power now that Bob Brown has left, however, are a bunch of cynical manipulators whose agenda is very far from what most Greens members would recognise.

c_c said :

Martlark said :

Why are the Greens opposed to CSG? It has the potential to massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generation.

Has to be the worst attempt at astroturfing ever.

Let’s balance it a bit: http://www.dangersoffracking.com

Oh yeah!!! Tell ’em UniBoy! C’mon, c’mon, c’mon…

Martlark said :

Why are the Greens opposed to CSG? It has the potential to massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generation.

Has to be the worst attempt at astroturfing ever.

Let’s balance it a bit: http://www.dangersoffracking.com

$1320? So they took a couple of Green MLA’s to lunch, to perhaps discuss CSG being a good thing.

It’s nothing compared to recent Olympic committee lunch bills…….

Why are the Greens opposed to CSG? It has the potential to massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generation. That’s the question I want answered. An answer which is not caught up in all sorts of anti-corporation socialist twaddle.

davo101 said :

Yawn, is this really news? Now if the Greens had taken donations from these companies and then suddenly decided that CSG sounded like a great idea then it would be news.

Well, we’re half way there…

Boxhead said :

Might pay the photcopier bill for a week?

Indeed – I expect our particular Greens, along with driving cars solo to work and shunning public transport, also use their photocopier and belt through wood-chip-origin paper reams …

The Greens – The Surrender Monkeys of Integrity

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

This IS surprising. I thought communists were against this sort of thing.

Probably. Have they donated money to the Communists too?

So the ACT Green took a little bit of money. In a territory which (as far as I know) has no coal seam gas.

While it makes them look dodgy, ummm, that’s about it really.

Goodness, $1,320, that will surely buy some influence. Might pay the photcopier bill for a week? How about we look at the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars poured into the coffers of the two broken old parties and see what real influence is like.

Yawn, is this really news? Now if the Greens had taken donations from these companies and then suddenly decided that CSG sounded like a great idea then it would be news.

that’s some cheap bribery, who’d have thought $1000 would buy you anything in politics

VYBerlinaV8_is_back4:29 pm 15 Aug 12

This IS surprising. I thought communists were against this sort of thing.

So, a political party is short on morals and ethics… no great surprise that.

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