Combet in Oxymoron Portfolio

Greg Combet has been given the Industry Portfolio on top of his Climate Change Portfolio.

What an Oxymoron of a portfolio?

How can the tree huggers and economic people get on I say?
Less than a year ago his Government and the previous State Labor Government were partly responsible for the closure of the Kurri Kurri Smelter.

The tree huggers were glad to see a “Carbon Polluting Business” closed putting more than 1,000 jobs onto the scrap heap. But the economic drys would have loved to see this innovative world class plant continue to produce some of the best quality aluminium in the world and thus maintain a semblance of our manufacturing base here in Australia.

Minister Combet will most likely challenge this article but we in the Hunter know that we have lost a major player with the susequent loss of jobs.

  KK Smelter

Cartoon courtesy of Steve Hunter and Andy’s Rant. Steve Hunter is a freelance cartoonist.

Malcolm Turnbull in the Hunter

Malcolm Turbull will visit the Hunter on Thursday the 18th of April. He will be at the Hunter Basketball Stadium from 1.45pm as guests of Jammie Abbott and John Church.

Make sure you get along and hear what Malcolm has to say about the current situation in Australia.