“Talk of Roskam’s elevation should be a worrying sign for Victorians”, says Neil Barrett of The Hub Foundation in a letter published in The Age today. John Roskam, director of the Institute of Public Affairs, has confirmed he is considering running for Liberal Party preselection in Ted Baillieu’s prized seat of Hawthorn.
“The mischievously named Australian Environment Foundation and the Australian Climate Science Coalition, both set up by IPA staff and funded, at least in part, by the IPA’s fossil-fuel industry backers, are just two of the organisations set up to confuse the public,” writes Neil.
What’s more, a former IPA director, Mike Nahan, now the Minister for Energy in WA, has been running a determined anti-solar campaign for the past year. Talk of Roskam’s elevation should be a worrying sign for Victorians.”