Tips and rumours

Sep 27, 2017

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Gas, gas, gas. Yesterday, Crikey‘s Bernard Keane, in full Gerard Henderson style, pointed out that in 2016 Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg had expressed entirely opposite views about LNG exports and a domestic gas reservation to his current hostility to the former, and enthusiasm for the latter.

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4 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. Dog's Breakfast

    “Now, the government’s Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (because ’tis now fashionable that protectionism ……”

    Lordy lord, it ain’t protectionism to keep what you need before you sell it overseas, it’s called common bloody sense.

    I assume if half of us were going hungry you would object to any restrictions on food exports as well, claiming that was also protectionism.

    Find some nuance in the labels you append. A departure from insane trade at all costs rhetoric is not ‘protectionism’, it’s just normal, maybe even smart, and certainly anti-ideological! Besides, as we pay more for gas here than what is exported, it also makes sense to sell into the local market.

    What doesn’t make sense is that we pay more for our own gas here than processed and shipped gas to Japan. Defend that, econocrats!

    1. Graham R

      Yes – because what we have now in Australia is very close to the Gas Of Wrath.

  2. AR

    Not enough that gambling is advertised to the point of deafening ubiquity, now it’s the smack dealer strategy – “the first taste is free”.
    Is credit betting still prohibited?

  3. Graham R

    Driving through suburban Perth into the city yesterday there were at least half a dozen anti-SSM protesters on a bridge, jiggling their “NO” signs above the highway traffic.

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