catallaxy files

catallaxy in technical exile

Moolah from Poola

leave a comment »

The line about ‘well-funded right-wing think-tanks’ will make me laugh even louder after this report from The Australian, emphasis mine:

Carr takes up lobbyist role

October 27, 2005
FORMER NSW premier Bob Carr will chair an advisory council for the newly formed Climate Institute, which has been established with a $10 million grant from a philanthropic group, the Poola Charitable Foundation.

….The Climate Institute is a national organisation which will be chaired by prominent academic and researcher Clive Hamilton.

…Dr Hamilton said the Climate Institute would develop a five-year program to alert the public to the threats posed by global warming, and the economic opportunities of shifting to a low-carbon future. He hoped to create electoral pressure to force the Federal Government to change its position on global warming.

Of course there is nothing inherently left-wing about environmental concerns – but when environmental organisations are run by opponents of the modern world like Hamilton it’s not hard to guess the lines of argument it will take.

The Poola Foundation – the creation of a branch of the Murdoch family – has long funded Hamilton’s Australia Institute. In one action, they have ensured that the wealth of corporate Australia flows in far greater amounts to the left than the right.


Written by Admin

October 27, 2005 at 5:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: