Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

I’m struggling with my Friday song day. Perhaps after all these years, I’ve got no songs left in the tank? Some pretty eye watering inflation figures were released in Australia this week. Not as bad as some countries. Apparently, we’ve got coal and gas, to borrow a phrase from a friend, “up the wazoo”. There’s always a but. The price for Aussie gas is set by the global market so we pay the international price. Gas is not the only commodity that is determined by the global market. Aussies, do you reckon you’ll be able to afford your usual groceries in a war/pandemic/climate catastrophe-driven global food shortage?

In the forthcoming federal budget, I will be looking to the new Australian government to stop all public subsidies and public largesse for fossil fuel projects. Gosh, if ordinary people have to pay the fuel excise, I can see no reason why the coal and gas companies should continue to benefit from the diesel fuel rebate. Fair’s fair, right?

Anyway, I digress. I suppose I may have a few songs left. Today, I thought we should listen to an Aussie band. Here is Perch Creek performing Gold Shop. Enjoy.

Check out their album and if you’ve got cash to spare, musicians gotta eat.

Take care, everyone.

Kind Regards.

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    1. It’s not big companies role to serve the national interest. I would never expect them to, Margaret. Their duty is to act within the law. Unfortunately, their influence over legislators is often significant and unhealthy and there is often no transparency around that.

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      1. That’s what I meant by ‘serving the National interest’, Tracey. It’s that improper influence, often associated with their – admittedly often just-about-legal tax avoidance that’s not in the national interest.

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  1. Tracy, I’ve decided the reason that California has the highest gas prices in the U.S. is because we are the closest to the oil refineries. Oh yes, then there’s the taxes! Loved the music.

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    1. California levies a carbon price on big carbon emitters, doesn’t it, Anne? That might be increasing your gas prices. Ideally it should be driving a faster transition to low/no carbon industrial processes and products. I personally think that’s a good thing but It is difficult for people who are struggling to provide the basics for their family and can’t afford to buy an EV or for whom, low-emissions public transport is not an option. I’m a great fan of carbon pricing but it is so frustrating if different states are working at cross purposes.

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