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Not content to take out dollars and exert undue influence on our legislature through the Greens, WWF, Greenpeace and other international green groups plan to make money from the very people that they have spent the last two decades demonising.
The extreme left reckless radicals have used the debate on the tax on carbon dioxide to get away with horrific new plans to try to capture all of Australia's retail supply stream. If it were not work the great work of Tim Wilson from the Institute of Public Affairs in authoring this paper on far-left intimidation, harassment, and blackmail - “Naked extortion? Environmental NGOs imposing [in]voluntary regula... , even I would have missed it. Now that I know what they are up to, I am horrified: if we don't stop them now, they will take over our entire economy! Their thugs are already bullying and intimidating businesses in NSW, and this is just the tip of the iceberg!
This quote is from a Menzies House email which has Just Grounder John Mikkelsen as a sometime contributor.
The link takes you to a paper which for primary producers is terrifying.
As an example, think of the campaign by GetUp against Harvey Norman for using Australian Forest Timber in its furniture. It fits right in with the scenario and there are other examples. It has precious little to do with the environment and a lot to do with power and fundraising.
Already there is a programme administered by WWF being trialled by the sugar industry.
Cattle Council of Australia and MLA want the Australian Beef Industry to adopt a programme proposed by WWF which to start with at least would be “voluntary”.
I think the Reef management plans with their Environmental Risk Management Plans (legislated) must have been the pilot back in the late ‘90’s and early 2000’s.
Dr. Jennifer Marohasy’s paper “When WWF says Jump Governments ask How High?” examines the process and lack of scientific evidence around claims made by WWF that the Reef was in bad shape. http://www.ipa.org.au/publications/547/wwf-says-'jump!'-governments...
It led to the unfounded blaming of farmers, WWF raised significant funds both here and in the US and legislation was introduced by the Queensland Government at the urging of the Greens.
What can we do about these groups? Email our organisations and politicians? The task is mammoth.
I meant to say thanks for that info. I have down loaded and printed both documents, so I can peruse at leisure(?).
Possibly an embargo on suppliers and businesses such as listed on p9 of "Naked Extortion", with letters, emails directed at management, explaining your reasons.
If WWF, Greenpeace can do it, why not ?
This looks good Stephen all Aussie products all you can buy, the socks look great. But hang on wood you be saying that the greens are trying to control these products here
Stephen Cox said:
Hopefully not Barbara but they are trying to muscle in on the Australian beef industry. They tried to have a go at JB Swift in Brazil about beef but the court there ruled in favour of Swift.
They are trying to control forestry with any products not certified by them promoted as "illegal" whether they are or not. Harvey Norman has felt this.
They try to control fishing and aquaculture, palm oil and several other products.
Their aim is to control entire supply chains of about 15 commodities.
A company called Solaris (paper and packaging) has been stopped from operating by their actions in the Western suburbs of Sydney where unemployment is high .
About a page back I wrote about a totally unfair campaign against Baker's Delight when it had done absolutely nothing wrong.