Australian Lefty on Politics, Governance, Science and Info Management

Climate-Clever Con

Posted by Dave Bath on 2007-10-03

The "Climate Clever" advertising blitz by the Howard regime is wasteful propaganda, because it is not the citizens who need to be convinced about the need for action, and tips for how to do the right thing, but the regime itself.

Therefore, the campaign is demonstrably political, as it only seeks to convince electors that the government now "gets it".

It’s worth remembering that the government clamped down on tax-deductible status of NGOs who engaged in advertising and advocacy, even though such pro-green NGOs have led the way in raising awareness, and been fought tooth and nail by the government.


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