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Mark Fletcher
May 26th, 2019 · 8 Comments

An interesting tweet mentioning our channel:

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Category: Newsagency management

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  • 1 Peter // May 26, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    The left want to blame the Murdoch media for the LNP retaining power, it’s a cop out so they don’t have to address the real reasons. Take the mining states for instance, where many blue workers view Labor policy as an assault on their jobs and way of life. Meanwhile what climate change sacrifices are affluent people in leafy suburbs being asked to make, give up plastic shopping bags maybe. There needs to be equity in the sacrifices we make both environmentally and economically. Otherwise the class and voting divide will continue to widen. The wealthy cringe in horror when death duties or changes to CGT or negative gearing are mentioned yet blue collar workers whether in the manufacturing or mining industries are just collateral damage.

    I voted for the Greens as Climate change is happening and I believe the science. However in order to get more people on board we all need to sacrifice equally.

    Honestly who reads the Murdoch press anymore anyway??

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  • 2 Mark Fletcher // May 26, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    The Murdoch family would not invest as they have for countless elections if it was not commercially valuable for them. I don’t see it as a left or right issue.

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  • 3 Jim // May 26, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Maybe if fairfax had a competitive price point they would sell more, not just in Queensland. They may also sell more if they dropped Fitzsimons. His condescending and self serving commentary is moronic.

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  • 4 Peter // May 26, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    It’s fine to vote for policy on climate change when you know it will have minimal impact on your financial future. Less so when your job is at stake. I’m well off but would be ok with policy that was for the greater good of society at large. Selfishness and self interest is bad for everyone in the long term. But the election has proven I’m in the minority.

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  • 5 colin // May 26, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    I remember when I discussed with the Fairfax Rep about their papers being too far to the left,his response was that they are keeping the balance . I told him that it does not jell with the customers he responded that it jells with him, I pointed out that the customer is the one who buys the paper and not me or him if they would publish a more balanced and unbiased publication S M H sales would greatly increase. As far as climate change is concerned little Australia would make no difference to the so called problem if we would stop all forms of pollution today.As we know Zali Steggal has won the seat of Warringah she drives a large 4wd not an electric car , she has got as far as thinking about solar panels but done nothing about it.Being a practising Barrister I don’t think the cost would have been an issue, so much for the Champion of climate change in Parliament,do as I say not as I do.

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  • 6 Peter // May 28, 2019 at 8:01 AM

    The idea that Australia is too small to make a difference on climate change is weak and lazy. It’s like saying there are 7 billion people on the planet and me changing won’t make any difference. Change has to start somewhere, there is only one planet and no back up plan. We can’t just move somewhere else when it gets too bad. Australia has an opportunity to be a leader. We have the most sunshine of anywhere on the planet, we are surrounded by ocean(tidal power). We have a stable geological environment. We don’t need to burn fossil fuels. It has to be government driven though. The fossil fuel industry has a 100 year head start with infrastructure, subsidies and a purpose built electrical grid. If we can get electric vehicles down to $30k – $40k it will be game over for petrol driven vehicles. Like the iPhone phenomena people will switch overnight, it will be much quicker than most people think. What is Australia known for overseas and why do people so readily want to immigrate here. Stable democracy, clean environment, safe agricultural products. We can build on this and be a world leader not a follower.

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  • 7 Graeme Day // May 28, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Peter, This would be ideal however elections now and in the past have proven that people are more interested in themselves and their “now’ situation.
    Maybe it’s time the United Nations had a real purpose one that looks after the Planet.
    The could put Climate change on the agenda and have all participating Countries discuss the great difference within each Country and come up with a plan.
    It certainly would bring the differences to a head and cut the crap.
    Basically, based on numbers and on trade power (which is now political warfare) Australia can’t make a difference. Democracy is numbers-it ain’t gonna happen unless a higher authority takes the baton and shows the way.
    By the way I am not political in bias here there is a very good case for commercial viability as we have evidenced plus one for the environment -pity either party could not see both issues. However we have abetter chance now without the Parliament being so close that impasse was the norm.

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  • 8 Mark Fletcher // May 28, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    The only way to address climate change / global warming is through governments that have the levers to affect change. The UN’s prime involvement at the moment related to the growing climate caused refugee crisis. Australia is well placed to be part of that co-hort of refugees based on current projections.

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