Australia Burns Hard-Earned Taxpayer Dollars at Climate Change Barbecue

Instead of Paul Hogan throwing shrimp at a barbecue, Australia’s “new campaign” will be to “come and watch us burn hard-earned taxpayer dollars at a climate change barbecue,” says Liberal former South Carolina MP Nicole Flint.

Her comments followed the release of the Productivity Commission’s five-year Australian performance report and Labor’s plan to invest $46 million to “repair” the country’s “reputation”.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is spending $2 billion on climate diplomacy,” Ms. Flint told Sky News anchor Corey Bernardi.

“ACCC, they’re involved, ATO, when you look at the list of agencies that are allocating resources and taxpayer money to climate change, it’s pretty unusual.

“Now we learn that a week or so ago, the Assistant Secretary of Health announced that the Department of Health would receive a climate unit to study the impact of climate change on human health.

“Besides, I think, the $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council – now that’s usually money that goes into trying to find a cure for cancer or type 1 diabetes.”