16th December 2009
It is interesting to note in the sideshow that is the Copenhagen conference that a relatively small nation like Australia has one of the largest delegations in Denmark.
PM Rudd, in his desperation to appear an important world figure has surrounded himself with such a large entourage that the international community should find it hard to ignore his hypocrisy.
Ever the jetsetter, Kev 747's hangers on have reportedly contributed the equivalent of over 1800 tonnes of greenhouse emmissions, the same amount produced by over 2000 Malawi citizens in a week.
Certainly there is a need to have delegates at an international conference, but surely the burden on the taxpayer and the embarrassing hypocrisy could have been avoided by a video conference link in this day and age?