Tag: Angus Taylor

Never ask advice from someone unless you are sure they will tell you what you want to hear – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We now have Angus Taylor looking to change the rules of the CEFC and ARENA to further prop up fossil fuels. And his ‘hand-picked for previously expressed views’ advisers are giving a veneer of consultation to what is a full-court press to prolong the ‘climate destruction for profit’ policies of Coalition donors.

via Never ask advice from someone unless you are sure they will tell you what you want to hear – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- Politicians don’t “beat” a virus at most they get out of it’s way.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 13/5/2020; A Virus has been Eradicated, China haters in the media inspire violence on the streets; ICAC and Angus Taylor go together like scones and jam; Fake News

A Member’s Interests: Angus Taylor’s other Cayman Islands company is wound up – Michael West

Angus Taylor

Parliamentary disclosure is a joke. The Register of Members’ Interests is routinely gamed and ignored by politicians. This is where MPs are supposed to declare their financial interests. Yet even when they do so, in accordance with the rules, key financial conflicts can be concealed. For instance, where an MP puts his lawyer as director of a company which is trustee for a trust and his niece as the beneficiary of that trust, does he or she even have to disclose the existence of a trust at all? In the case of controversial minister Angus Taylor, there have been blatant breaches. Taylor is by no means alone. Jommy Tee reports on Taylor’s other Cayman Islands company, AML

via A Member’s Interests: Angus Taylor’s other Cayman Islands company is wound up – Michael West

Zali Steggall calls for investigation of Coalition plan to underwrite gas, hydro and coal power | Environment | The Guardian

Independent MP Zali Steggall

“There’s just no transparency or accountability around this,” Steggall told Guardian Australia. “We’ve seen what happened with sport rorts. We’re talking about commonwealth money at a time when we know the economy has taken a hit due to coronavirus, and I think it should be properly investigated.”
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The Australia Institute analysis is based in part on a legal opinion by barristers Fiona McLeod SC and Lindy Barrett, which said Taylor does not have constitutional authority over electricity or legislative authority to fund projects as proposed under the Ungi scheme.

via Zali Steggall calls for investigation of Coalition plan to underwrite gas, hydro and coal power | Environment | The Guardian

Climate, economy, drought, bushfires and the election made 2019 a big year in fact checking – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Angus Taylor on a spooky movie background with a quote. A hand holding a gold pendant labelled "The Golden Zombie" to his right.

via Climate, economy, drought, bushfires and the election made 2019 a big year in fact checking – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scandal-magnet Angus Taylor fails to disclose Virgin and Qantas freebies – Michael West

Qantas Chairmans Lounge

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor, who has a history of disclosure failures and being embroiled in scandals, yesterday updated his pecuniary interests register to reflect thousands of dollars worth of gifts from Virgin Australia and Qantas. These disclosures were made only after questions for this story. Taylor’s office points the finger at alleged co-offenders in the ALP but just how many Coalition MPs have failed to report largesse from the nation’s two major airlines, both of which are now demanding the Government support them with billions in public money? Anthony Klan reports

Scandal-magnet Angus Taylor fails to disclose Virgin and Qantas freebies – Michael West

As the nation breaks new heat records, the Government is facing its own perfect storm – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Angus Taylor sits on the frontbench looking towards the Opposition

via As the nation breaks new heat records, the Government is facing its own perfect storm – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Old Dog Thoughts- Minister for Self Interest Angus Taylor,Trump running out of wriggle room;

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 24/10/19; Fact Check Angus Taylor Minister for himself; Global Riots; Trump’s impeachment inquiry gives him no wriggle room;

Government wants to prevent Senate inquiry into Angus Taylor but One Nation has the deciding vote – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mr Taylor looks to journalists, not pictured, as he answers questions at a press conference. Mr Morrison is standing behind him.

via Government wants to prevent Senate inquiry into Angus Taylor but One Nation has the deciding vote – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Angus Taylor ignores investors when he passes the buck on climate policy failures | RenewEconomy

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Except, despite what Taylor has claimed, investors are actually calling on governments to put in place policies that will support a transition away from fossil fuels, including the reintroduction of a carbon price, a phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies and an end to thermal coal.

A collection of 477 global investors have issued a joint statement ahead of a meeting of G20 leaders in Osaka, calling on governments to do more to tackle climate change and plan for a world without coal.

Specifically, investors have called on governments to “put a meaningful price on carbon” and to “phase out thermal coal power worldwide by set deadlines.”

The group of investors, that manage a combined $US34 trillion in investment assets, with signatories to the statement including Australian investment managers, including Australian Super, Cbus, Hesta, First State Super, IFM Investors and BT Financial Group.

During his tenure as federal energy minister, Angus Taylor has overseen a period of increasing greenhouse gas emissions in Australia and has raised fears among members of the COAG energy council that he has no plans for reducing emissions in the electricity sector and may disengage with the council altogether on the issue of emissions policy.

Angus Taylor ignores investors when he passes the buck on climate policy failures | RenewEconomy

Angus Taylor is on a mission – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It is clear that Angus Taylor is a man on a mission. What’s less clear is whose best interests are driving him.

Richard Taylor also made a submission to the department’s review of how environment laws affect the agriculture sector. His submission called for changes to make the laws more simple and compatible with broadscale agriculture and best-practice weed control.

It’s handy when your family has such a prominent platform on which to express their views and such insight into investment opportunities.  Even handier when they get to make and change the rules that directly affect them.

via Angus Taylor is on a mission – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Angus Taylor met with environment department even as it investigated company he part-owns | Australia news | The Guardian

Angus Taylor (left) had talks with the office of then environment minister Josh Frydenberg (right) about the laws at the centre of an investigation into the alleged poisoning of endangered grass on a property owned by a company that he and his brother have an interest.

Angus Taylor has previously denied on the record that he intervened in the investigation of the alleged illegal clearing of the critically endangered grasslands on the property near Delegate.

In April, in response to the issue being raised in Senate estimates, a spokesperson for the minister told Guardian Australia: “The minister has not made any representations to federal or state authorities in relation to this investigation.

via Angus Taylor met with environment department even as it investigated company he part-owns | Australia news | The Guardian

‘Disgrace’: Angus Taylor under pressure after failing to release emissions data | Australia news | The Guardian

 Emissions reduction minister Angus Taylor has failed to meet the deadline to publish Australia’s emissions data. The Greens say the minister could be in contempt of parliament.

“But really it’s no surprise considering Angus Taylor has continually argued against climate action and is part of a government that has continually lied about what their emissions data actually shows, which is that emissions are rising and we’re not on track to meet our international climate commitments.”

Apparently this government has a mandate to operate in secret and will continue to do so. (ODT

‘Disgrace’: Angus Taylor under pressure after failing to release emissions data | Australia news | The Guardian

Coalition faces calls for inquiry into Murray-Darling deals signed by Barnaby Joyce | Australia news | The Guardian

Part of the Murray-Darling

$80,million Spent like water (ODT)

Guardian Australia reported this week on the mystery surrounding the reason Joyce chose the companies he did for the buybacks. On Friday, Labor raised specific questions about one of the purchases, worth $80m.

On Saturday, Hanson-Young said she would write to the auditor general requesting an urgent audit.

“The auditor has a responsibility to investigate how $80m of taxpayers money was paid for water that doesn’t exist,” she said in a tweet.

via Coalition faces calls for inquiry into Murray-Darling deals signed by Barnaby Joyce | Australia news | The Guardian

Barnaby Joyce, Angus Taylor, Australia and the Caribbean – Michael West

Barnaby Joyce, Angus Taylor, Australia and the Caribbean

It is extraordinary that the profit from Barnaby Joyce’s record payment for Australian water rights, an $80 million payment of taxpayers’ money, found its way to a company in the Cayman Islands which had been set up by Angus Taylor, a company at which Taylor had been a director for six years. Report by Michael West.

via Barnaby Joyce, Angus Taylor, Australia and the Caribbean – Michael West