Via GWPF, The Australian is reporting that the newly installed Abbott administration in Australia is moving quickly to shut down the green machine in Canberra:
Public servants are drawing up plans to collapse 33 climate change schemes run by seven departments and eight agencies into just three bodies run by two departments under a substantial rewrite of the administration of carbon abatement schemes under the Coalition. The move is forecast to save the government tens of millions of dollars. The Climate Change Authority, which sets emissions caps, the Climate Commission, which has conducted research into climate change, and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which funds renewable technologies, are all slated to be abolished under the plans.
The shutting down of any sinecure is good news. That Tim Flannery's Climate Commission is among the first to go is doubly welcome.