REBECCA HUNTLEY: it was never really seen as a deferment. azfallclassic@gmail.com Dates: June 3 – 6, 2021. Four Corners Charter School Coyotes. ... told Four Corners the answer to reducing emissions was to … The climate crisis has exposed a systemic failure that many of those who worked for so long in the system find hard to accept. And I don't think I anticipated then, that even with the change of government, it would all come to nothing. Right? The silly emissions reductions fund, things they come up with cost taxpayers more for every tonne of greenhouse gas emissions reduced than an efficient economy wide scheme. They want to kill manufacturing industry in this country. Four Corners season 2020 episode 18 Coronavirus restrictions are starting to loosen and our cities and towns are showing more signs of life than they have in months. And when he cut through, Gillard was gone. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Seven days later the Liberal party room removed him. To become this whole crazy political punching bag. Four Corners FAS, Gallatin County, Montana, US Same area and date Another location near Four Corners FAS, Gallatin County, Montana, US on Mon May 18, 2020 Whyalla was still there, jobs were still there, the economy continued to grow and jobs continued to grow. Four Corners is Australia’s leading Investigative journalism program which airs each Monday at 8:30pm AEST on ABC TV. ... Last modified on Wed 18 Nov 2020 22.10 EST. TONY ABBOTT, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION [IN APRIL 2010]: Mr Rudd has a challenge on his hands. And yet somehow for some reason, our political class is incapable of grappling with this. We presented the findings and the cabinet endorsed where John Howard was and prime minister Howard then sent me off to go and actually design up in full detail what would be his emissions trading scheme. PETER SHERGOLD: it was, in a sense, my greatest achievement. This is coal. Leadership is a very sophisticated complex art. TONY ABBOTT [ON 1 DECEMBER 2009]: I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and there'll be a press conference shortly, ok. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The vote was also a crushing blow for those working behind the scenes to design a carbon pricing mechanism. Usually they keep their thoughts private, rarely making a foray into public debate, even in retirement. _____ Anita presented the treasurers report which was motioned and passed. But I think the risks to the Australian economy, concerns about coal and energy industries, concern about industries like aluminium were concerned, that didn't want to put Australia at a disadvantage relative to the rest of the world. It would have been nice to happen. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: In the charmless backrooms of parliament house, the government was still trying to strike a deal with Turnbull. 2GB, people like Alan Jones and Ray Hadley and others have been relentless in their criticism of anyone or any policy that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or address climate change. 100% renewables today was just absurd and unrealistic. MARTIN PARKINSON: for a party that is avowedly committed to acting on climate change, to actually tear down what was put in front of them, I think is unconscionable. NICK MINCHIN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE, 2007-2010: His sort of determination that we should support the Rudd bill carried big risks internally, one of them was fracturing the coalition itself. But who is Alan Jones and how has he used his influence? SCOTT MORRISON, TREASURER [ON 9 FEBRUARY 2017]: Thank you Mr Speaker. BLAIR COMLEY: Well, I thought, well, we've been working for two and a half years. Good day, and welcome to the FCPT Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call. MAN [ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2015]: Malcolm Turnbull was successful on 54, Tony Abbott 44. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Sensing the political threat John Howard recognised a need to shift. This article is more than 1 month old. They describe cases of flawed decision making and reveal how parties on all sides of the political spectrum have squandered important opportunities in pursuit of their short-term political interests. PENNY SACKETT, CHIEF SCIENTIST, 2008-2011: This summer has changed Australia. NICK MINCHIN: It was one of those pin dropping moments. Under pressure in the campaign she made a definitive statement that would dog her for years to come. Is that why it's on the shelf? By fourcornerssci on March 18, 2020 • ( 0). But he was not the only one. KEN HENRY: For Australia, it was seen as a risk, not as an opportunity, and the Australian negotiators going into the negotiation for the Kyoto protocol, it was not their intention to secure a strong commitment to reducing global emission. GREG COMBET, MINISTER ASSISTING THE MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, 2009-2010: At that point in time in particular, they were so purest; nothing was ever good enough. One was to develop a whole of economy emissions trading scheme, which was the CPRS, and we had a very detailed process of engagement with stakeholders. Watched it? TONY ABBOTT [ON 16 AUGUST 2011]: We want to say, 'First, we don't want a carbon tax and second we do want an election'. December 18, 2020— Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Updates: Latest Cases and Data. Rather, it was their intention to ensure that the burden on Australia was as small as possible. KEVIN RUDD, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION [IN MARCH 2007]:Climate change is the great moral challenge of our generation. Great time of the worship and Word! PENNY SACKETT: it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.. to almost be able to visualise this and to see this happening and year after year after year go by without any strong action and no apparent commitment and determination on the part of governments and I say plural because we've had several since then, it's beyond disheartening. I think Malcolm for all his strengths is a remarkable human being. That didn't happen. Since 1961, the Four Corners team has been exposing scandals, triggering inquiries, firing debate and confronting taboos.. It was just so obvious that this was a result of personal political ambition more than anything else. KEN HENRY: The question you should be asking yourself is what is the least economically damaging way of achieving that cap on national emissions? MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The rollercoaster of Australian politics has left us in 2020 with no structure for pricing carbon in the future. MARTIN PARKINSON: I think they wanted to grandstand. I know that's not a good thing, and I probably should get therapy. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The ground-breaking documentary 'Inconvenient Truth' added to growing international pressure for action on climate change. MARTIN PARKINSON: That moment was incredibly exciting. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: As Abbott's chief of staff, Peta Credlin, let slip some years later, climate policy had presented a potent political opportunity. ANGUS TAYLOR: Ultimately reductions in emissions will happen when technologies that work, that are at parody with their higher emitting alternatives, where rational people choose them because they're good choices, that's how we'll bring down emissions globally, and Australia is absolutely committed not just to using those technologies within Australia, but playing a role in areas like hydrogen, integration of household solar, land management, to help other countries to reduce their emissions in that longer term timeframe as well. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: But Malcolm Turnbull didn't have the grip on his party that John Howard had - he faced powerful opposition from the conservatives. KEN HENRY: Well, the advice from the Treasury was, right through that period, consistently was, the best policy approach would be an Emissions Trading Scheme of some form. PENNY SACKETT: I still had some hope. GREG COMBET, MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY, 2010-2013: Yeah, they garnered and agitated a part of the community without any doubt. And the answer to that question, and everybody will tell you this, is an emissions trading scheme. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: There will be people watching this also who'll be frustrated that they're hearing this from someone who was the Prime Minister who was steering the country and couldn't deliver. Six weeks ago, Australia’s health professionals were bracing for the worst medical crisis in decades. NEWS PRESENTER [ON 16 AUGUST 2010]: Prime Minister no mention today or tonight as a matter of fact about the carbon tax? But that, to me, is why you have, in a sense, those magic moments when you have that conjunction, which allows you to achieve things. Due to Covid-19, we are not currently charging a gate fee. In other words, not at all. 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Australia’s most influential broadcaster has announced he’ll retire this month after decades behind the microphone. He continued to define any attempt at pricing carbon as a big new tax on everything. How are you feeling? The Nine Network has the following channels: Nine, 9HD, 9GEM and 9Go. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: By now John Howard knew business was also keen for a policy solution. We've all failed I think. Those sorts of commitments, you kind of understand why politicians make those commitments but that's nevertheless a pity that under pressure they feel it necessary to make commitments of that sort, which they must know are going to come back to haunt them in some way or another. How can we ameliorate some of these consequences? He'd taken a stand and send back away, probably a lot of people thought just another politician not really full of conviction about the reform that he wants to make. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Blair Comley had just taken up his job at the new Department of Climate Change. MALCOLM TURNBULL, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION [IN OCTOBER 2009]: I will not lead a party that is not as committed to effective action on climate change as I am. KEN HENRY: Yeah. What will be the practical implications of it? Climate Wars: How brutal politics derailed climate policy in Australia, “What climate policy? KEN HENRY: Absolutely emissions were falling, and the history records that. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: You failed to get consensus within your party to do that. And you could see Malcolm getting increasingly angry and upset with what Andrew was saying. Just terrible. The Drew Barrymore Show – February 26 2021 – 2/26/2021 – Friday, The Only Way is Essex – 26 February 2021 – 26/2/2021 – Friday – ITVBe, The Kelly Clarkson Show – February 26 2021 – 2/26/2021 – Friday, The Real – February 26 2021 – 2/26/2021 – Friday, Buying and Selling – 26 February 2021 – 26/2/2021 – Friday – ITVBe. And the reason I feel angry about it is that I feel angry about what Australia has lost. The bureaucrats will all say, "What we needed was a mechanism. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN, REPORTER: 2020 is proving to be a very challenging year. The Climate Solutions Fund as do the Emissions Reduction Fund, provides incentives to reduce emissions. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Under the Kyoto protocol, Australia would eventually be required to reduce domestic emissions in the second five-year period below 2000 levels. It is replayed on Tuesday 19 at 1.00pm and Wednesday 20 at 11.20pm. But I've asked myself this question many, many times. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The next day the CPRS was put to the Senate once again. AL GORE, "AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH", 2006: If you look at the ten hottest years ever measured they've all occurred in the last 14 years, and the hottest of all was 2005. I’m thankful that its springtime here in the Western Hemisphere which gives an air of hope and possibility to everyday living. TONY ABBOTT, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION [IN DECEMBER 2009]: The coalition will not be going to the election with a new tax. Meeting of the Four Corners Pistol Rifle Gun Club 5/26/2020. It was an example of the extremes of the political spectrum working together to prevent change, and we have paid a price as a country for it. It's terrible. The 55-year-old … Australia’s most influential broadcaster has announced he’ll retire this month after decades behind the microphone. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. KEN HENRY: Honestly, I thought it was grotesque. Also, it was the circumstances of the rejection. I mean, I look back on it now and I still feel gutted. All these years later, I still feel... No, it's more than that. It began with a scorching roar. The best solution they say is to put a price on carbon. Australia’s premier television current affairs program, hosted by Sarah Ferguson. BOB BROWN, LEADER, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, 2005-2012 [IN DECEMBER 2008]: It's not good for the nation. But the public had had enough of the Labor government. Rudd was reinstalled as Prime Minister and promised to move to a floating and much lower carbon price. Had we been locked into it, we'd have been locked out of the innovation and the carbon, the real carbon, a flexible carbon trading scheme that's essential now for us to get out of this appalling situation which humanity's in, not just in this country but right round the planet. Four Corners COVID-19 Monday Update May 18, 2020—The number of COVID-19 cases over the weekend (including Monday) has risen by 6 in the Four Corners District; recovered cases have increased to 49: Butler County has 3 new cases for a total of 33. I think Ian Macfarlane described it at the time as the worst, most treacherous thing he'd ever seen in his parliamentary career. Yes we did, because we believe they of all people would put the long term national transition of this country to a decarbonized economy as number one priority. It has a bit to do with ideology. Why do I still feel angry about it? SPEAKER [ON 26 JUNE 2014]: All those in favour say aye... MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The new Abbott government delivered on its promise to dismantle the ETS. When we do get through this Covid-19 crisis, the world will meet again at a climate conference in Glasgow for another attempt to find a consensus on climate action. Four Corners Property Trust, Inc. Q4 2020 Earnings Call Feb 18, 2021, 11:00 a.m. But I think more to do with personal ambition and some of the individuals involved taking the opportunity of an ideological chasm to advance their own personal interests. Are you prepared to lead the secretariat? And tell it honestly and tell it truthfully and don't try and pretend there are not going to be costs imposed on industry and costs imposed on individuals. TONY ABBOTT, PRIME MINISTER [ON 30 NOVEMBER 2014]: We took on the responsibility for fixing Labor's budget mess... MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: As Prime Minister, Abbott's policy response was called Direct Action. The Risk Dial was last set in the Orange level October 30, and since that time has been Red. It's not a dictatorship. The Coalition, Labor, the Treasury, business and environmental groups, all supported an Emissions Trading Scheme. And in my naivete I didn't realise that climate change was a no go zone. It was, of course, almost my most abject failure in that, nothing then happened. It didn't even look like a high school schoolyard. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Gillard seized the leadership and called an election. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: But the world was about the change, and political and economic priorities were about to take a dramatic turn. There were 13 members present which introduced themselves. What's it likely to cost? For the first and only time, Australia would have a working emissions trading scheme. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. And that's exactly what he should have been doing. Tonight on Four Corners, some of the key players in this drama - the bureaucrats, the scientific advisers and the politicians - speak out about what has been perhaps the greatest policy failure of our generation. Gerald R. Morgan — Chief Financial Officer. As of Friday, December 18, the Four Corners Risk Dial has been reset in the Orange Elevated COVID-19 Risk Level at 2.63. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: People saw that as you basically walking away from what you've declared as being the biggest moral challenge of our generation. FOUR CORNERS. Comment & Join the discussion! 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