Opinion

Need to address the reversal in the nation's fortune

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill. DAVID MARIUZ

THE other day I watched a politician, the Premier of South Australia, say that he will build a gas-fired power station in South Australia to guarantee the reliability of power.

Does Weatherill hope to convince SA people that his answer is the future for SA electricity for the state?

He recently blew up two coal-fired stations and mothballed gas-fired power-generation plants.

This bloke must be totally obsessed to such an extent with global warming, climate change and CO2 in the atmosphere it has rattled him.

Has he, as Premier, lost the power supply plot to such an extent that he is oblivious of the time before this RET garbage of the late 20th century?

Each state had its independence with electricity, gas, fossil fuel supply (oil refinery) and all states were self-reliant.

Has Weatherill, and other state and national leaders, forgotten this?

Before governments encouraged tertiary researchers and economists to advise on the the nation's future wants and needs, there was prosperity in all the states, and the nation since Federation had boomed.

It is only in the last three decades there has been a reversal in this nation's fortune.

So, readers, discover what we have lost because of poor governance and not understanding our wants and needs. Think about the ridiculous renewable energy rubbish and the abandonments of any discussion to replace fossil fuel power generation with modern super-critical coal/gas power station or nuclear.

Why is it that those over 60 years of age who have witnessed and lived a comfortable and prosperous time now endure the uncertainty of poor political leadership in very questionable future governance?

It is your future, not mine. I am 76 years old and beyond my productive used-by date, so take a serious look at your future because I see no gold pot at the end of the road Australia is now travelling.

ROBERT S BUICK

Mountain Creek

Topics:  climate change global warming jay weatherill south austraila


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Work gearing up on $2.2 million transport upgrade

UPGRADE: Bongaree is in for a makeover

Bongaree is set to recieve a massive makeover on it's transport link

Vital Queensland service needs your help

THEY help 40,000 people by providing more than 140 services.

Shock as toddler's accused killer walks free on bail

Ryan Hodson was released from prison on bail.

THE teen accused of killing toddler Mason Lee has been set free.

Local Partners

Gunmen rob Deception Bay man after night out

Police are investigating an incident where a man was robbed at gun point after leaving a licenced premises in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Country music stars coming to Ipswich

Ipswich will get it's country on when The Country Superstars Tribute Show hits town on Friday, June 30 at Brothers Leagues Club.

A UNIQUE tribute show will bring a bit of country into the city.

MasterChef: Fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10 but local dad Ben Ungermann makes the cut.

Thor on holiday: Chris Hemsworth is here!

If you didn't know who he was - you'd think he was a local

Nintendo set to release the Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo is releasing a miniature version of their Super NES console

Brad and Sienna spotted ‘holding hands’

Brad Pitt has been spotted at Glastonbury.

ACTORS were seen together at the Glastonbury festival.

Big Brother winner Reggie Bird could end up homeless

BACK in 2003 she won the third season of Big Brother Australia, pocketing $250,000 for her win — but Reggie Bird’s life has been far from easy since then.

The reality star makes a heartbreaking confession

Schapelle Corby's Bali boyfriend 'lonely' now she's free

“I really hope we can see each other again in the future."

‘One of the most ludicrous films ever made’

Optimus Prime in Transformers: The Last Knight.

Transformers: The Last Knight has been shredded by critics.

Island caretaker has weeks to live, abandons paradise

St Bees managing director Phil Webb, has been struck with illness and it has prompted the sale of the island.

His health has deteriorated in the past couple of months

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

Gateway opens to $3b Coast mega estate

VISION: An artist's impression of the Palmview development 'Harmony' and its linear park.

New road provides link from the past to the future

Major German supermarket set to open in southeast Queensland

German supermarket giant Kaufland is understood to have approached southeast Queensland councils about a possible distribution centre, which would kickstart the establishment of new supermarkets.

Supermarket giant Kaufland has its eyes firmly on Queensland.

Confident first half year for commercial property

SIGNS OF CONFIDENCE: A mixed-use site at 139 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville, was one of the outstanding results achieved in the year.

Sunshine Coast market showing strong signs for next five years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!