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Sackings at the Department of Climate Change

By johnboy - 17 May 2012 18

Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is crying his crocodile tears for the Department of Climate Change where sackings have commenced:

ACT Labor have again found themselves in a web of dishonesty following the first round of forced redundancies being announced by the Department of Climate Change yesterday.

In an all-staff meeting, Department Secretary Blair Comley announced job cuts were imminent and far greater than had been originally forecast.

“Only a week ago, Kate Lundy said she was pleased there would be no forced redundancies”, Senator Humphries said today.

“There is a disconnect between the Treasurer and his ACT members who clearly have no clue what their own party is planning”.

Department bosses have been coming under increased pressure to shed jobs since Labor increased the efficiency dividend to its highest ever level and delivered a budget that now tries to claw back money the Government have been out spending.

The Federales appear to be trying some frog boiling with Canberra.

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Sackings at the Department of Climate Change
dungfungus 4:07 pm 28 May 12

DrKoresh said :

The great thing about science is that it’s true regardless of whether you believe in it. People evolved from apes, the Earth orbits the Sun and cigarettes will kill you (as much as I wish that weren’t true). Some people won’t accept the truth because it’s not the truth they want to hear. Sadly, reality isn’t subjective, even if our experience of it is, and all we can do is move on and leave the wilfully ignorant out of the discussion.

Science is true only to the point of observation and testing (not predictions using computer modelling) and there is scant evidence that the globe is warming more than it has ever done before. The increasing/decreasing presence of CO2 is therefore academic to the issue.
I am intrigued as to where you are “moving onto” to after you leave the “willfully ignorant” behind.

DrKoresh 3:20 pm 28 May 12

The great thing about science is that it’s true regardless of whether you believe in it. People evolved from apes, the Earth orbits the Sun and cigarettes will kill you (as much as I wish that weren’t true). Some people won’t accept the truth because it’s not the truth they want to hear. Sadly, reality isn’t subjective, even if our experience of it is, and all we can do is move on and leave the wilfully ignorant out of the discussion.

dungfungus 2:34 pm 28 May 12

welkin31 said :

Re #5 dungfungus
[Are you referring to this nonsense today from the University Of Melbourne where they have been reading tree rings and coral spikes for the past 5000 years and have concluded that the last 50 years have been the hottest? This spiel beats Bob Brown’s recent talk of meeting with aliens from another planet.]

Despite the Great Barrier Reef being the most researched on the Planet – the University Of Melbourne study uses no coral based proxy temperature data from the GBR.

Funny that – wonder why.

Thanks for pointing that out.
I gave up wondering what motivates global warmists to “cross pollinate “data long ago. The only ones that believe them anymore are the gullible who accept everything they say as gospel.

welkin31 12:37 pm 28 May 12

Re #5 dungfungus
[Are you referring to this nonsense today from the University Of Melbourne where they have been reading tree rings and coral spikes for the past 5000 years and have concluded that the last 50 years have been the hottest? This spiel beats Bob Brown’s recent talk of meeting with aliens from another planet.]

Despite the Great Barrier Reef being the most researched on the Planet – the University Of Melbourne study uses no coral based proxy temperature data from the GBR. Funny that – wonder why.

DeskMonkey 10:45 am 28 May 12

Does anyone know what areas? I’m thinking of applying for a job in the Clean Energy Regulator area.

pajs 2:24 pm 17 May 12

PantsMan said :

LOLLLLLLLL “Clean energy jobs of the future” for all of them!

I hope they hit the energy efficiency people particularly hard. There are some real creeps and weirdos in that bit of the DCCEE Soviet.

Charming.

PantsMan 1:19 pm 17 May 12

LOLLLLLLLL “Clean energy jobs of the future” for all of them!

I hope they hit the energy efficiency people particularly hard. There are some real creeps and weirdos in that bit of the DCCEE Soviet.

SnapperJack 1:00 pm 17 May 12

Good to see. The whole idea of a Department of Climate Change is a bit like a Department of Santa Claus.

jase! 12:12 pm 17 May 12

dpm said :

Considering his party don’t belive in climate change, will roll back the carbon tax scheme, and have been planning for some time at cutting 12k PS jobs (which he has publically gone along with), it’s kinda funny that he is upset at this?! Maybe he’s distressed because they will be gone before his party gets to sack them? Hahahaha! It’s harder to find 12k to sack if a chunk have already been given the flick… Oh well, i’m sure he’ll be up to it!.

at least the libs were honest about their plan to reduce the size of the PS at the last election.

Rollersk8r 11:49 am 17 May 12

dungfungus said :

Rollersk8r said :

Anyone seen the climate data from hell recently? I’m guessing it has frozen over – when the Greens are the only ones supporting federal public service jobs!

Are you referring to this nonsense today from the University Of Melbourne where they have been reading tree rings and coral spikes for the past 5000 years and have concluded that the last 50 years have been the hottest? This spiel beats Bob Brown’s recent talk of meeting with aliens from another planet.

No. It was a joke, you see. The joke was about climate change; in this case including the department of climate change, and the coincidence of the Greens (also big on climate change) being the only ones against public service cuts.

dungfungus 11:32 am 17 May 12

Rollersk8r said :

Anyone seen the climate data from hell recently? I’m guessing it has frozen over – when the Greens are the only ones supporting federal public service jobs!

Are you referring to this nonsense today from the University Of Melbourne where they have been reading tree rings and coral spikes for the past 5000 years and have concluded that the last 50 years have been the hottest? This spiel beats Bob Brown’s recent talk of meeting with aliens from another planet.

Rollersk8r 11:17 am 17 May 12

Anyone seen the climate data from hell recently? I’m guessing it has frozen over – when the Greens are the only ones supporting federal public service jobs!

dpm 10:52 am 17 May 12

Considering his party don’t belive in climate change, will roll back the carbon tax scheme, and have been planning for some time at cutting 12k PS jobs (which he has publically gone along with), it’s kinda funny that he is upset at this?! Maybe he’s distressed because they will be gone before his party gets to sack them? Hahahaha! It’s harder to find 12k to sack if a chunk have already been given the flick… Oh well, i’m sure he’ll be up to it!.

bitzermaloney 10:27 am 17 May 12

No surprises really, especially for a department that should have been a branch of Environment in the first place.

Erg0 9:26 am 17 May 12

Having delivered the “battler’s budget”, they’ve obviously decided that it’s time to create some more battlers.

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